Kiev - information about the city

Kiev or Kyiv (Київ) is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population as of the 2001 census was 2,611,300. However, higher numbers have been cited in the press. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro.
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Kiev - tourist attractions

markerA Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev is an outstanding architectural monument of Kievan Rus'. Today, it is one of the city's best known landmarks and the first Ukrainian patrimony to be inscribed on the World Heritage List along with the Kiev Cave Monastery complex. Aside from its main building, the cathe... Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev - photo
markerB Kiev Pechersk Lavra Kiev Pechersk Lavra or Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Києво-Печерська лавра), also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts where it is located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Since its foundation as the cave monaste... Kiev Pechersk Lavra - photo
markerC Golden Gate in Kiev The Golden Gates of Kiev (Золоті ворота, Zoloti vorota) is a major landmark of the Ancient Kiev and historic gateway in the ancient city fortress, located in the capital of Ukraine. Currently it serves as a museum and can be found on the corner of Volodymyr street and Yaroslaviv Val Street (Yaroslav... Golden Gate in Kiev - photo
markerD Brodsky Synagogue Brodsky Synagogue is a Moorish-style synagogue is in Kiev, Ukraine. The synagogue was built between 1897 and 1898. A merchant named Lazar Brodsky financed its construction. The synagogue was designed in Moorish style by Georgij Szlejfer. The building was devastated during the Second World War by Naz... Brodsky Synagogue - photo
markerE Karaite Kenesa in Kiev The Karaite Kenesa of Kiev is a former Kenesa (Karaite synagogue) in Kiev, Ukraine. The synagogue, designed by Vladislav Gorodetsky, was built from 1898 to 1902 in the Moorish style. The building was defiled during the World War II by Nazis. Probably at this time it lost the dome which was part of t... Karaite Kenesa in Kiev - photo
markerF St Volodymyr's Cathedral St Volodymyr's Cathedral (Патріарший кафедральний собор св. Володимира; also known as the Volodymyrsky Cathedral, Vladimirsky Cathedral, or St. Vladimir's Cathedral ) is a cathedral in the centre of Kiev. It is one of the city's major landmarks and the mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Chur... St Volodymyr's Cathedral - photo
markerG Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev The Museum of the Great Patriotic War (of 1941-1945) (Національний музей історії Великої Вітчизняної Війни 1941-1945 років) is a memorial complex commemorating the German-Soviet War located in the southern outskirts of the Pechersk district of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, on the picturesque hills o... Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev - photo
markerH Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum The Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum (Українськии національний музей) is a museum dedicated to the Chernobyl disaster. The museum is located in the city of Kiev, Ukraine. It houses an extensive collection of scale models, visual media, memorabilia, artifacts, and other representational items desi... Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum - photo
markerI Olympic Stadium in Kiev The Olympic Stadium (Національний спортивний комплекс), fullname The Olympic National Sports Complex is a multi-use sports facility in Kiev, Ukraine, located on the slopes of city's central Cherepanov Hill, Pechersk Raion. The stadium is the premier sports venue of Ukraine and one of the world's lar... Olympic Stadium in Kiev - photo
markerJ Vydubychi Monastery Vydubychi Monastery (Видубицький монастир, Vydubyts'kyi monastyr) is an historic monastery in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. The monastery was established between 1070 and 1077 by Vsevolod, son of Yaroslav the Wise. It was a family cloister of Vsevolod's son Vladimir Monomakh and his descendants. The m... Vydubychi Monastery - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 50.4333, 30.5167
Approximate population: 3,648,000

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