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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kharkov, Kharkivnoun

    a city in northeastern Ukraine; former capital of the Ukraine


  1. Kharkivnoun

    An industrial city in eastern Ukraine, administrative centre of Kharkiv province.

  2. Kharkivnoun

    Kharkiv province (oblast), in eastern Ukraine.

  3. Kharkivnoun

    Kharkiv river in Ukraine.

  4. Etymology: From Харків = Харьков. The city's name comes from the Kharkiv River. There is also a folk etymology that the city and river are named after a Cossack going by  <  < Greek Χαρίτων, but there is no hard evidence supporting this.


  1. Kharkiv

    Kharkiv (Ukrainian: Ха́рків, IPA: [ˈxɑrkiu̯] (listen)), also known as Kharkov (Russian: Харькoв, IPA: [ˈxarʲkəf]), is the second-largest city and municipality in Ukraine. Located in the northeast of the country, it is the largest city of the historic Slobozhanshchyna region. Kharkiv is the administrative centre of Kharkiv Oblast and of the surrounding Kharkiv Raion. The latest population is 1,421,125 (2022 est.).Kharkiv was founded in 1654 as Kharkiv fortress, and after these humble beginnings, it grew to be a major centre of industry, trade and Ukrainian culture in the Russian Empire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the city was predominantly Russian in population, but as industrial expansion drew in further labor from the distressed countryside, and as the Soviet regime moderated previous restrictions on Ukrainian cultural expression, by the eve of World War II the greater part of the population was officially identified as Ukrainian. From December 1919 to January 1934, Kharkiv was the first capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Kharkiv is a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre of Ukraine, with numerous museums, theatres and libraries, including the Annunciation and Dormition Cathedrals, the Derzhprom building in Freedom Square, and the National University of Kharkiv. Industry plays a significant role in Kharkiv's economy, specialised primarily in machinery and electronics. There are hundreds of industrial facilities throughout the city, including the Morozov Design Bureau and the Malyshev Tank Factory (leaders in world tank production from the 1930s to the 1980s); Khartron (aerospace, nuclear power plants and automation electronics); Turboatom (turbines for hydro-, thermal- and nuclear-power plants); and Antonov (the multipurpose aircraft manufacturing plant). In March and April 2014, security forces and counter-demonstrators defeated efforts by Russian-backed separatists to seize control of the city and regional administration. Kharkiv was a major target for Russian forces in the northeastern Ukraine campaign during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine before they were pushed back to the border. The city remains under intermittent Russian fire.


  1. kharkiv

    Kharkiv, also known as Kharkov, is the second-largest city in Ukraine, located in the country's northeast region. With a population of over 1.4 million people, it serves as a major cultural, educational, and industrial hub. Kharkiv is known for its beautiful architecture and is home to several notable universities and institutions, including the renowned Kharkiv National Medical University and the Kharkiv Opera and Ballet Theatre. It was the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1921 to 1934.


  1. Kharkiv

    Kharkiv, or Kharkov, is the second-largest city of Ukraine. Located in the north-east of the country, it is the largest city of the Slobozhanshchyna historical region. By its territorial expansion on September 6, 2012 the city increased its area from about 310 square kilometers up to 350 square kilometers. The city was founded in 1654 and was a major centre of Ukrainian culture in the Russian Empire. Kharkiv became the first city in Ukraine to acknowledge the Soviet power in December 1917 and becoming later the capital of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Kharkiv remained the capital of the Ukrainian SSR until January 1934, when it was moved to Kiev. Currently, it is the administrative centre of the Kharkiv Oblast as well as the administrative centre of the surrounding Kharkiv district, while the city itself has a special status within the region. As of 2006, its population was 1,461,300. Kharkiv is a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre of Ukraine, with 60 scientific institutes, 30 establishments of higher education, 6 museums, 7 theatres and 80 libraries. Its industry specializes primarily in machinery. There are hundreds of industrial companies in the city. Among them are globally important giants like the Morozov Design Bureau and the Malyshev Tank Factory; Khartron; and the Turboatom turbines producer.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kharkiv in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kharkiv in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of kharkiv in a Sentence

  1. Oleksandr Syrskyi:

    Very soon, we will take advantage of this opportunity, as we did in the past near Kyiv, Kharkiv, Balakliya and Kupyansk.

  2. Michael McFaul:

    I think people need to remember that we're talking about cities like Kharkiv and Mariupol and Kyiv, there are large populations there, you know, up to a third and sometimes as much to a half that are Russian speakers and are ethnic Russians. And yet Putin doesn't seem to care about that. He slaughters the very people he said he has come to liberate.

  3. Volodymyr Zelenskyy:

    What is the difference between peaceful people in Kharkiv and Mykolaiv and those in Hamburg and Vienna ? We are awaiting the decision, clearing of the sky, either by the forces that you have or you give us the fighter planes of anti-aircraft defense that you have and that will provide the needed strength to us.

  4. Max Strelnyk:

    There's been no pause in the bombing -- it started weeks ago -- by the Russians. Although Russia claims that they will decrease military operations in the Kyiv and Chernihiv oblasts, Izium and the greater Kharkiv region will have no such luck.

  5. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:

    This week we have good news from Kharkiv region, probably, you all have already seen reports about the activity of Ukrainian defenders. And, I think, every citizen feels proud of our soldiers. It is a well-deserved pride.

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