Definition of Yekaterinburg in English:

Yekaterinburg

(also Ekaterinburg)

Pronunciation /yiˌkətyərinˈbo͝ork//yiˈkatərinˌbərɡ/

proper noun

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

    Former name (1924–91) Sverdlovsk

Origin

Named in honor of Ekaterina (1684–1727), the wife of Peter the Great, who founded the city in 1721.

Pronunciation

Yekaterinburg

/yiˌkətyərinˈbo͝ork//yiˈkatərinˌbərɡ/