Kharkiv

geographical name
Khar·​kiv | \ ˈkär-kəf How to pronounce Kharkiv (audio) , ˈḵär-\
variants: or Kharkov \ ˈkär-​ˌkȯf How to pronounce Kharkov (audio) , ˈḵär-​ , -​ˌkȯv , -​kəf \

Definition of Kharkiv

city in northeastern Ukraine on the edge of Donets Basin population 1,446,000

Note: Kharkiv was the capital of Ukraine from 1921 to 1934.

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“Kharkiv.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kharkiv. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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