Maps of Kyiv and all Ukraine
It be very difficult to seek any info for Ukraine, but now you can buy maps, atlases, guidebooks and even look somethings by:
- http://1000years.uazone.net - 1000 years of Ukrainian culture;
- http://maps.atlasua.net/aquariusua/frm_uvod.asp - a digital map of Ukraine;
- http://www.velotourism.ru/gps_map/ukraine - a map with precise coordinates;
- http://www.inor.com.ua/map.html - Kyiv center (Kiev in Russian) It is a little pity that a lot of Kiev visitors known't except 2-3 of central streets.
In the 1890s the Ukrainian archeologist uncovered remains of these settlements and those known as the Kyrylivsky dwellings. According to archeological data, the emergence of the ancient Slavic settlements should be traced to no later than 2-1 cent. B.C.
This square looks very modern and attractive to me.
It it hosts lots of concerts and rallies on weekends.
The white building is the the Ukrainian House
National Cultural Center
- the republican exhibition, cultural and business center.
There is the flag of the European Union at the entrance.
It was solemnly hoisted there along with the Ukrainian one about ten years ago.
The square is a kind of meeting point of the city visitors. A stroll or a drive along Mykhailo Hrushevsky Street.
You can see the building of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers located next to Dnipro Hotel at 12 Hrushevsky Street.
This impressive semicircular edifice was built in 1936-1938 by architects I.A.Fomin and P.Abrossimov.
Its central part consists of ten floors and its side parts consist of eight and seven floors each.
Splendid Corinth columns evenly divide the building into several parts.
The construction team worked in the best traditions of the Soviet VIP architecture and used the best construction materials: Tulchin labradorite and polished granite for the building.
The Archestrategos Michael was the patron saint of Kyivan Prince Sviatopolk who foundest St.-Michael's Cathedral of the golden domes in 1108. Since that time, the Archestrategos Michael has been considered the protector of Kyiv. His statue was erected on Independance square in 1996.
General Information (2)
Ukraine is a state in Eastern Europe bounded on the north by Belarus (952 km), on the northeast by the Russian Federation (2,484 km), on the west by Poland (542 km) and Slovakia (98 km), on the southeast by Hungary ( 135 km) , Romania (608km) and Moldova ( 1,194 km). The length of Ukraine?s sea coast is 1,758 km.
Total area: 603,700 sq.km
Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe (after Russia). It is divided into 24 regions (oblasts) and an Autonomous republic of Crimea. Ukraine is placed in the region of East-European plain. Its most part is located in the low-lying lands. The main river of Ukraine, Dnepr, flows through the central part of the country into the Black Sea in south. Other important rivers are: Dnister, Desna, Yuzhnyi Booh, Siverskyi Donets?and the Danube. Besides to the Black Sea the country has also access to the Azov Sea. Ukraine has two highlands areas: Carpathian Mountains are located in the western part of the country. The highest point of the Ukraine is Mt. Hoverla (2,061 meters)
Crimeam Mountains on the territory of Crimean peninsula are washed by the Black Sea (the highest point is 1,545 meters) Crimea is the best summer resort in Ukraine.
Ukraine is located in the temperate climatic zone. The climate is mainly moderate continental. The average temperature are following:
Winter from - 8 Grad Celsius to +2 Grad Celsius (17,6 to 35,6 F)
Summer from +17 Grad Celsius to +25 Grad Celsius (62,6 to 77 F)