Zaporizhia is a city in the Southern Central region of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the oblast Zaporizhia, as well as the surrounding Zaporizhia raion within the oblast. It is situated on the Dnieper River, about 70 km south of Dnipropetrovsk and 445 km southeast of Kiev.

In 2007 it was the sixth largest city of Ukraine with a population of 790,000 inhabitants. The island of Khortytsia, belongs to the city and faces modern Zaporizhia from the River. It is also well known for Zaporizhia Sich. Zaporizhia is an important industrial center of Ukraine, particularly by the hydroelectric power station of "DnieproGES," the automobile factory ZAZ, the largest manufacturer in the country, and the "Motor-Sich", designers and producers of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines.