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Ukraine... Truly a country like no other. For the tourist, the openness and warmth of the Ukrainian people is unmistakable. The cultural diversity is refreshing, leaving your senses of life, of humanity, broadened and enlightened. Ukraine's people are as curious about you, as you are about them. After all, it's been in near total isolation for a very long time.
Kyiv or Kiev is the beautiful 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 (Kiev) stands on steep hills overlooking the Dnipro River, which devides the city into two parts: Left Bank and Right Bank.
Full country name: Ukraine
Capital City: Kyiv / Kiev
Kyiv Population: 2.72 mil
Population in region: 1.7 mil
Kyiv Area: 836 km2
Region Area: 28,100 km2
Languages: Official: Ukrainian; other languages spoken: Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian
Religion: Ukrainian Orthodox, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic, Protestant, Jewish
Coat of Arms: The Statue of Archangel Mikhail who is considered to be the protector of the city
Kyiv Subway System (Metro): Three Lines, about 62 km
Kyiv Metro Map
Of the Worlds great capital cities, Kyiv (Kiev) ranks second to none in her livability. Known in the past as the "Mother" of former USSR strongholds, Kyiv has a rich history in its importance as a vital part of Europe.
Current News: Read about new public transportation tariffs in Kyiv acting since the 4th of November 2008 on our Kiev (Kyiv) Metro and City Transport pages.