Definition of Yekaterinburg in English:

Yekaterinburg

(also Ekaterinburg)

proper noun

  • An industrial city in central Russia, in the eastern foothills of the Urals; population 1,323,000 (est. 2008).

    Former name (1924–91) Sverdlovsk

Origin

Named in honour of Ekaterina, the wife of Peter the Great, who founded the city in 1721.

Pronunciation:

Yekaterinburg

/jɛˌkatəˈriːnbəːɡ/