Kiev region, Ukraine (Kyiv)

The capital city of Kiev oblast: Kiev.

Kiev region overview

Kiev oblast is located in the north-central part of Ukraine. Kiev (the capital of Ukraine) is an administrative center of the region but it is not included in the region; it is a separate administrative-territorial unit within Ukraine.

The region is situated on both banks of the Dnieper River. Also, the Pripyat and the Desna are among the largest rivers.

Population (2013) - 1,723,000 (3.79%, 9th place).

Land area - 28,131 sq .km. (4.66%, 8th place)

Kiev oblast flag

Kiev oblast flag

Kiev oblast coat of arms

Kiev oblast coat of arms

Kiev oblast map location


Kiev region features

Kiev region is located in the middle reaches of the Dnieper River, mostly on its right bank. The whole territory of the region belongs to the basin of the Dnieper, it is the most important waterway in the area.

In total, the region has 177 rivers. The oblast has a large part of the Kiev reservoir (“Kiev Sea”, the length - 110 km, the width - up to 12 km, the average depth - 4 m). In the region, there are 13 reservoirs, over 2,000 ponds and nearly 750 small lakes.

The province has moderately continental climate with relatively mild winters and warm summers. The average temperature in January is minus 6 degrees Celsius, in July - plus 18 degrees Celsius.

The region includes 25 administrative districts, 26 cities and towns, 30 urban villages and 1127 villages.

Kiev, Bila Tserkva, Brovary, Boryspil, Fastiv, Irpen are the largest cities.

Pripyat - the city abandoned after Chernobyl nuclear plant accident - is located in the northern part of the region.

Kiev region landscapes

Kiev region landscape

Kiev region landscape

Author: A.Bozhok

Kiev province landscape

Kiev province landscape

Author: Andriy Kolosha

Kievskaya oblast landscape

Kievskaya oblast landscape

Author: Oleg Prontenko


Kiev region history

Kiev oblast was formed as part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on February 27, 1932. It was among the first five regions of the country.

October 15, 1932, Chernigov region was formed from the eastern districts of the region.

September 22, 1937, Zhitomir region was formed from the western districts of the region.

January 7, 1954, Cherkassy region was formed from the southern districts of the region, and Kiev oblast received its present borders.

Kiev region economy

Industry: power production, food, chemical and petrochemical industries, mechanical engineering and metal-working.

Agriculture: grain, sugar-beets, sunflower seeds, potatoes, meat, milk and eggs.

Industries that determine scientific and technical progress are being developed (engineering and metalworking, electronic, power, powder metallurgy, chemicals and petrochemicals), as well as new areas of production - microbiological and paper.

In the village of Prolisky, on the eastern outskirts of Kiev, Boryspil bus plant is located. It produces 1,700 buses of various modifications per year.

Kiev region attractions

Kiev region has deposits of mineral water. There are several resorts operating in Bila Tserkva, Myronivka, Boyarka, Vorzel, Pusha-Voditsa.

There are a lot of architectural, historical and cultural monuments.

Kiev oblast, Ukraine photos

Kiev province nature

Kyiv region nature

Kyiv region nature

Author: Anton Prokhorov

Kiev region field

Kiev region field

Author: Andriy Kolosha

Kiev province cows

Kiev province cows

Author: Kamil Otocki


Kiev region views

Kiev region view

Kiev region view

Author: Andriy Kolosha

Kievskaya oblast scenery

Kievskaya oblast scenery

Author: Igor Rius

Kiev region view

Kiev region view

Author: Vit Shelyag


Kiev province churches

Kiev province church

Kiev province church

Author: Vit Shelyag

Kiev region church

Kiev region church

Author: Olena Sambul

Kiev region small church

Kiev region small church

Author: Fedyai Maksim


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