25 interesting and awesome facts about Kyiv

  1. Kyiv - the capital and largest city of Ukraine.

  2. At the "Olympic" stadium in Kyiv was held the final of EURO 2012.

  3. Kyiv has its own "sea" - water reservoir on the Dnieper area 922 km2

  4. The unofficial anthem of the city is the song " How can I not to love you, my Kyiv!"

  5. The most ancient street of Kyiv is Vladimirska,  more than 1000 years.

  6. The Kyiv metro is the largest in Ukraine, length - 69 km and 52 stations.

  7. There are three airports in Kyiv - "Boryspil", "Kyiv(Juliani)" , and cargo airport "Gostomel".

  8. "There is no more beautiful city than Kyiv" - Mikhail Bulgakov.

  9. Before destruction in 1240 by Mongol-Tatars, Kyiv was in 50 times greater than London and in 10 times greater than Paris.

  10. In honor of the Kyiv named asteroid "2171 Kyiv".

  11. There are three football clubs in Kyiv - "Dynamo", "Obolon" and "Arsenal".

  12. Author of "Black Square" Kazimir Malevich - was born in Kyiv.

  13. The most beautiful Kyiv metro station - "Golden gate", one of the ten most beautiful metro stations in the world.

  14. Pedestrian bridge across the Dnieper river in Kyiv - the longest pedestrian bridge in Europe

  15. The largest fire station in Europe is located in Kyiv at "Obolon".

  16. There are three Shevchenko streets in Kyiv, two lanes Boulevard and square.

  17. Babyn Yar - a place where are buried between 70 and 200 thousand victims of Holodomor in 1932-1933.

  18. The "Motherland" is one of the tallest statues in the world - 102 meters, higher than the “Statue of Liberty” in New York.

  19. Metro Station Arsenalna in Kyiv is the deepest in the world - 105.5 meters.

  20. The grave of the founder of Moscow, Yuri Dolgoruky, is located in Kyiv in the Church of the Saviour at Berestovo

  21. The shortest transport route in Kyiv - is the funicular, its length is 222 meters.

  22. The most popular souvenir from Kyiv - "Kyiv cake" is produced since 1956.

  23. Golden gate - the main gate of the ancient Kyiv, the monument of defensive architecture of Kyivan Rus.

  24. McDonald's near Kyiv railway station, the third most visited in the world. More than 2,000,000 visitors a year.

  25. Kyiv is one of the greenest cities in Europe. 20m2 of green spaces per 1 inhabitant.