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.
named in honor of Ekaterina (1684–1727), the wife of Peter the Great, who founded the city in 1721.
Definition of Yekaterinburg in:
- The British & World English dictionary