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Kyiv or Kiev, city, north central Ukraine, capital of Ukraine, and of Kyiv Oblast, on the Dnieper River. The largest city of Ukraine, it is a major industrial, transportation, and cultural center. Among its leading manufactures are machinery, machine tools, chemicals, motor vehicles, processed food, textiles, clothing, forest products, and printed materials. The city also serves as the market for an agricultural region producing grain, fruit, sugar beets, and other commodities. A beautiful city with many parks and historical structures, Kyiv is built mostly on hills overlooking the Dnieper. The old section of the city, on the right bank of the river, includes hills surmounted by churches and the ruins of ancient castles and fortifications. I will say at first I loved it and will return, I met some very nice people that spoke english, and acompany me on my train ride to kharkiv.
Geopolitical Description of Ukraine
Rather mor of general information:
Ukraine is situated in Eastern Europe. In the south, Ukraine is washed by the Black and Azov Seas.
The territory: 603,7 th.sq.km.
The population: more than 51 mln.people
The length : from the West to the East is 1316 km, from the North to the South is 893 km , the borders are 6500 km.
Far points : in the North is v. Petrivka (Chernigiv oblast); in the South is the cape Saritch (Autonomous Republic of Crimea); in the West is Tchop (Transcarpathian oblast); in the East is v.Chervona Zirka (Luhansk oblast).
Neighboring countries : Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Russia, Belarus.
Climate : in East-European flatland (95% of the territory) and in the Ukrainian Carpathian and Crimean mountains (5 % of the territory) the climat is mostly continental, akin to subtropical in the south of Crimean coast.
Annual precipitation - flatland - 300-700 ËË, Crimean mountains - 1000-1200 ËË, Ukrainian Carpathian mountains - over 1500 mm.
Air temperature: Average annual air temperature, grad ÿ is: January - -5C, July - +25C. Almost to the topic :)
The largest rivers:
Length on the territory of Ukraine (total length), km
The largest lakes and lagoons, sq.km
The highest mountain peaks, m
The Ukrainian Carpathian mountains
The Crimean mountains
The Kyiv guberniya (province) was created in 1708. After the great fire of 1811 the straight-road system was changed to a regular one and urban reconstruction was begun in earnest.
In 1834 Kyiv's right of Magdeburg law was officially rescinded and in 1840 the Lithuanian statute was abol-ished. The Ukrainian language and culture were subject to stringent restrictions by carious Tsarist ukazes (decrees).
Understanding living - a first approach
It is very difficult for westerners to understand the general "survival" system of Ukrainians in terms of income and living. Even though I have tried very hard to understand how people make their living this still remains a mystery to me.
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Although this tip is not strictly Kiev-related, I guess most of you visitors to the city will enjoy finding it here, as it is on those pieces of art that are unknown to most of us, including me when I came to Kiev for the first time.
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