Tiraspol

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Tiraspol (pronounced /tɪˈræspəl/; Russian: Тирасполь and Ukrainian: Тирасполь) is the second largest city in Moldova and is the capital and administrative centre of the de facto independent Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). The city is located on the eastern bank of the Dniester River. Tiraspol is a regional hub of light industry, such as furniture and electrical goods production.

The modern city of Tiraspol was founded by the Russian general Alexander Suvorov in 1792, although the area had been inhabited for thousands of years by varying ethnic groups.[1] The city celebrates its anniversary every year on October 14.[2]

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Name

The toponym consists of two words: Τύρας, Tyras — the ancient Greek name for the Dniester River, and polis, i.e., a city.[citation needed]

History

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