Kiev region is located in the northern part of Ukraine in the middle stream of the River Dnieper and its tributaries, uniformly on the right and left banks of the Dnieper, in the north it borders with the Gomel region of Belarus. By its configuration the region reminds polygon, which is stretched from north to south. The territory of the region is 28.4 thousand square km or 4.7% of Ukraine. On its territory is situated the capital of Ukraine - Kiev.
Kiev Region was established on Feb. 27, 1932.
The administrative-territorial division of the region - 25 administrative districts, 25 cities, including 11 - of regional submission, 30 towns, 1218 villages. The largest cities are Belaya Tserkov, Boryspil, Brovary, Fastiv, Vasilkov, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky.
Among the attractions of the Kiev region there are more than 6 000 monuments of cultural heritage, 8 cities of Ukrainian historical significance that are of interest both for Ukrainian and foreign tourists.
The main attractions of the Kiev region are the national historical and ethnographic reserve "Pereslavl", State Historical and Cultural Reserve in Vyshgorod, Dendrology Park "Alexandria" in Belaya Tserkov, the remains of fortifications X-XIII centuries, the natural boundary "Palievaya Mountain", ancient settlement of XII -XIII century, Cathedral of St. Vasiliy and Feodosiy 1756-1758 years, Saviour Church of XI century, the Museum of Applied Arts of Kiev region and many others.
Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky - a city-museum is situated on the bank of the river Trubizh to the south from Kiev. There are about 30 museums. The most famous is the Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in Central Naddnipryanschina, better known as anRead more...