Kryvy Rih is a large city in the south- east of Ukraine, located within 250 km north of Krym. The population of the city is approximately 1, 101,000. The official year of the founding of the city is considered to be 1775. Kryvy Rih is the second most important city in the Dnepropetrovsk region and is the center of the Kryvy Rih iron production industry. The city is also considered the cultural center of the region, containing many universities, theaters and museums.