Kryvyi Rih or Krivoy Rog is a city in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast of Ukraine; it is the 8th-most populous city in the country. It lies within a large urban area, administratively incorporated with Kryvyi Rih Municipality as a city of regional significance. It also serves as the administrative center of the district, although it is not part of it. The city extends for 126 km from north to south.
Located at the confluence of the Saksahan and Inhulets rivers, Kryvyi Rih has been a major settlement for most of its history. It was founded as a postal city in 1775 by the Cossacks. Developed as a military settlement until 1860, it formed part of Kherson Governorate.
Coordinates 47°54'36.984" N 33°23'30.373" E