lairgest ceety o Ukraine

Kiev is the caipital an the lairgest ceety o Ukraine, locatit in the north central pairt o the kintra on the Dnieper River.


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Banner o Kiev
Coat o airms o Kiev
Coat o airms
Offeecial logo o Kiev
Kiev is locatit in Ukraine
Map o Ukraine wi Kiev heichlichtit
Coordinates: 50°27′00″N 30°31′24″E / 50.45000°N 30.52333°E / 50.45000; 30.52333Coordinates: 50°27′00″N 30°31′24″E / 50.45000°N 30.52333°E / 50.45000; 30.52333
Kintra Ukraine
MunicipalityKiev Ceety Municipality
Foondit5t century
 • MayorVitali Klitschko
 • Heid o Ceety State AdmeenistrationVitali Klitschko
 • City839 km2 (324 sq mi)
179 m (587 ft)
 (15 Julie 2013)
 • Ceety2,847,200[1]
 • Density3,299/km2 (8,540/sq mi)
 • Metro
3,375,000[2]o the Kiev metropolitan aurie
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Aurie code(s)+380 44
License plateAA (before 2004: КА, КВ, КЕ, КН, КІ, KT)

Kiev is an important industrial, scienteefic, educational an cultural centre o Eastren Europe. It is hame tae mony hie-tech industries, heichher education institutions an warld-famous historical laundmerks. The ceety haes an extensive infrastructure an heichlie developed seestem o public transport, includin the Kiev Metro. Kiev wis clessifee'd as a Beta global ceety as o 2004.

The name Kiev is said tae derive frae the name o Kyi, ane o fower legendary foonders o the ceety (brithers Kyi, Shchek, Khoryv, an sister Lybid). Durin its history, Kiev, ane o the auldest ceeties in Eastren Europe, passed throu several stages o great prominence an relative obscurity. The ceety mey hae been foondit in the 5t century as a tradin post, aiblins pairt o the land o the early Slavs. It gradually acquired eminence as the centre o the East Slavic civilization, becomin in the tent tae twalt centuries a poleetical an cultural caipital o Rus', a medieval East Slavic state. Completely destroyed durin the Mongol invasion in 1240, the ceety lost maist o its influence for the centuries tae come. It wis a provincial caipital o marginal importance in the ootskirts o the territories controlled bi its pouerful neighbours; first the Grand Duchy o Lithuanie, follaed bi Poland an Roushie.

The ceety prospered again durin the Roushie Empire's industrial revolution in the late 19t century. Efter the turbulent period follaein the Roushie Revolution o 1917, frae 1921 onwards Kiev wis an important ceety o the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, an, frae 1934, its caipital. Durin Warld War II, the ceety again suffered significant damage, but quickly recovered in the post-war years remainin the third lairgest ceety o the Soviet Union. Follaein the collapse o the Soviet Union an the Ukrainian unthirldom o 1991, Kiev remained the caipital o Ukraine.

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Kiev is twinned wi:


Kiev Peninsula in Graham Land, Antarctica is named efter the ceety o Kiev.[29]



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