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Київ (Kyiv)

City with special status
Counterclockwise (from upper right): Verkhovna Rada, Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Red University Building, House with Chimaeras, Independence Square, statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky

Flag of Kiev
Coat of arms of Kiev
Coat of arms
Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted
Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted
Coordinates: 50°27′00″N 30°31′24″ECoordinates: 50°27′00″N 30°31′24″E
Country Ukraine
Municipality Kiev City Municipality
Founded 482 A.D. (officially)[2]
City council Kiev City Council
 • Mayor and Head of City State Administration Vitali Klitschko[3][4]
 • MPs: Boryslav Bereza
Viktor Chumak (BPP)
Andrei Illyenko (SV)
Alexander Suprunenko
Andriy Biletsky
Volodymyr Ariev (BPP)
Oleksandr Tretiakov (BPP)
Vyacheslav Konstantinovskiy (PF)
Leonid Yemets (PF)
Dmytro Andrievsky (BPP)
Yuri Levchenko (SV)
 • City with special status 839 km2 (324 sq mi)
Elevation 179 m (587 ft)
Population (1 November 2015)
 • City with special status 2,900,920[1]
 • Density 3,299/km2 (8,540/sq mi)
 • Metro 3,375,000[5]of the Kiev metropolitan area
Demonym(s) Kievan[6]
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 01xxx-04xxx
Area code(s) +380 44
License plate AA (before 2004: КА, КВ, КЕ, КН, КІ, KT)

Kiev (/ˈkɛf, ɛv/)[7] or Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ [ˈkɪjiu̯]; Russian: Киев [ˈkʲiɪf]) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population in July 2015 was 2,887,974[1] (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press),[8] making Kiev the 8th most populous city in Europe.

Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro

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