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Melitopol

[mel-uh-taw-puh l; Russian myi-lyi-taw-puh l] /ˌmɛl əˈtɔ pəl; Russian myɪ lyɪˈtɔ pəl/
noun
1.
a city in SE Ukraine, NW of the Sea of Azov: battles 1941, 1943.
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Melitopol

/Russian mɪliˈtɔpəlj/
noun
1.
a city in SE Ukraine. Pop: 157 000 (2005 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for Melitopol

city, southeastern Ukraine, on the Molochna River. The frontier settlement of Novooleksandrivka grew up in the late 18th century, and in 1841 it became the city of Melitopol. The centre of a fruit-growing area, Melitopol has been the site of engineering plants and light industries. Pop. (2001) 160,657; (2005 est.) 159,288.

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