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Kiev is one of the biggest cities in Europe and is the capital of Ukraine. For more than 1,500 years Kiev is standing on steep hills overlooking the Dnipro River. According to the ancient legend, Kiev was founded by the three brothers Kyi, Schek and Khoryv and their sister Lybid, and it was named after the eldest brother Kyi. Since then, Kiev has developed into a valuable center of East Europe attracting foreign businesses and investors to its economic and natural potential. As an important administrative center, Kiev is a place for Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Verkhovna Rada, Parliament, and all ministries and governmental departments. Its financial part consists of the National Bank of Ukraine, as well as investment companies and funds, representative offices of foreign financial institutions, exchange markets, and more than 220 commercial banks. In Kiev, more than 2,000 objects belong to historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Kiev (Ukrainian: Київ - Kyiv, Russian: Киев - "Kiev") is the capital and largest city of Ukraine with - officially - over 2.7 million inhabitants (unofficially claimed number is up to 4.0 million inhabitants).
The population of Ukraine is 49,5 mln people. Ukraine is the 5th in Europe (after Germany, Italy, Great Britain, France) and the 21st in the World. Ukrainian population sets 7,3% of population of Europe and 1% of the World population. 68% of Ukrainians live in cities and 32% - in rural areas.The average density of population of Ukraine is 85 people per square kilometer. As per this indicator, Ukraine yields to many European countries. The density is not similar all over Ukraine. The most habitable is Donetsk region - 196 people per sq km. The less one – Chernihiv region – people per sq km
Ukraine is a country with developed scientific and productive basis. Ukrainian industrial potential includes machine production, ferrous and non–ferrous metallurgy, bus production, light and cargo vehicles production, tractors and other agrarian techniques production, production of diesel locomotives, lathes, equipment for Electric Power Plants, turbines, aviation engines and aircrafts, equipment for oil refinery and chemistry plants. Ukraine is a powerful energy producer.
Places of Interest
Ukraine offers many fascinating museums and art galleries to visit. Ukraine has a strong artistic and cultural heritage which supports many galleries throughout the country. Museums are numerous and equally impressive as Ukrainian society is rooted in a strong national culture that pays homage to its heritage through exhibitions at museums and sites of historical interest.