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History of region


The territory of the Zaporizhzhya region began being populated over 40,000 years ago. Since XV c. Zaporizhzhya Cossacks owned the territory beyond the Dnieper rapids.

In the end of 1770 Alexandrovsk fortress was founded, which developed then into the town of Alexandrovsk, which became a center of trade the Dnieper rapids.

Nowadays, Zaporizhzhya region is an original historic cradle of the first in Europe democratic republic founded by Zaporizhzhya Cossacks, one of the main centers of economic, technical and intellectual potential development of Ukraine.