Kiev city guide


Kiev travel guide

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is the largest city of the country and located in the north central part of it. Kyiv stands on steep hills overlooking the Dnepr River, which devides the city into two parts: Left and Right Bank.

Kiev - the capital of Ukraine, which is located in the geographical center of Europe.
Kiev (Kyiv) is the political, industrial, scientific and cultural center of the state - Ukraine.

The city has a special landscape, situated on both banks of the Dnieper River. The right bank of the Dnieper River is steep and high hills, and the left bank is completely flat with areas of deciduous trees.

The historic city center is located on the 3-high hills of the right bank. And also there is the lower area of the city, called - "Podol" (Hem) .
Kiev is one of the greenest cities in Europe because it has many parks and green spaces. About half the area of the city - it is water, green areas and parks.

The area of the city - 827 square kilometers, and the length of the river Dnepr - more than 20 kilometers.

The city's population of about 4 million inhabitants.
According to official data resides in Kiev 2.7 million citizens.

Climate - moderate continental.

In Kiev:
- 68 museums
- 60 parks
- 70 research institutions
- 100 universities
- 2 objects that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Historical information:

Kiev more than 1530 years.
In the 12th century from the birth of Christ, Kiev was one of the biggest cities in Europe. In the city there were more than 50,000 residents.
In ancient times, Kiev was the cultural and spiritual capital of Kievan Rus' - one of the most powerful nations of Europe X - XII centuries.
Kiev is considered to be the main city of Kievan Rus, "mother of Russian cities", and according to the chronicle, the city "from which began the Russian land."

The official date of foundation of Kiev is considered to be 482 AD

According to legend, Kiev was founded by three brothers and a sister, by name, Kyi, Schek, Horeb, and their sister Lybid - in the V century AD.
According to legend, the city name comes from the name of Kyi, one of the founders of the city.

The central street of Kiev - Khreshchatyk street, situated between two historic hills.
The central square of Kiev - Independence Square.
Government, state and administrative district of Kiev - Pechersk, located on one of the historic city of hills and is a privileged area of the city.

Most hotels are located in downtown areas.

Most historic sites and attractions are located in the central area of the city.

Kiev has a good transport system: 2 airports, several railway stations, seven bus terminals, 3 subway lines, funicular (cable car), river port, and all kinds of public transport.