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Kiev

capital and the largest city of Ukraine
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Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine. Almost three million people live there.

Kyiv
Київ (Kyiv)
City with special status
From upper left: Golden Gate, Red University Building, Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, St Andrew's Church, Berehynia on Maidan Nezalezhnosti and statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Flag of Kyiv
Flag
Coat of arms of Kyiv
Coat of arms
Official logo of Kyiv
Logo
Kyiv is located in Ukraine
Kyiv
Kyiv
Map of Ukraine with Kyiv highlighted
Coordinates: 50°27′00″N 30°31′24″E / 50.45000°N 30.52333°E / 50.45000; 30.52333Coordinates: 50°27′00″N 30°31′24″E / 50.45000°N 30.52333°E / 50.45000; 30.52333
CountryUkraine
MunicipalityKyiv City Municipality
Founded482 A.D. (officially)[2]
City councilKyiv City Council
Raions
Government
 • Mayor and Head of City State AdministrationVitali Klitschko
 • 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)
Area
 • City with special status839 km2 (324 sq mi)
Elevation179 m (587 ft)
Population (15 July 2013)
 • City with special status2,847,200[1]
 • Density3,299/km2 (8,540/sq mi)
 • Metro3,375,000[3]of the Kyiv metropolitan area
Demonym(s)Kievan[4]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code01xxx-04xxx
Area code(s)+380 44
License plateAA (before 2004: КА, КВ, КЕ, КН, КІ, KT)
Websitekievcity.gov.ua

The city hosted the UEFA Euro 2012 final. Also Kyiv will host Eurovision Song Contest in 2017

Kyiv has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Köppen climate classification).

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Kiev (1981–2010, extremes 1881–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.1
(52)
17.3
(63.1)
22.4
(72.3)
30.2
(86.4)
33.6
(92.5)
35.0
(95)
39.4
(102.9)
39.3
(102.7)
33.8
(92.8)
28.0
(82.4)
23.2
(73.8)
14.7
(58.5)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
0.0
(32)
5.6
(42.1)
14.0
(57.2)
20.7
(69.3)
23.5
(74.3)
25.6
(78.1)
24.9
(76.8)
19.0
(66.2)
12.5
(54.5)
4.9
(40.8)
0.0
(32)
12.5
(54.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.5
(25.7)
−3
(27)
1.8
(35.2)
9.3
(48.7)
15.5
(59.9)
18.5
(65.3)
20.5
(68.9)
19.7
(67.5)
14.2
(57.6)
8.4
(47.1)
1.9
(35.4)
−2.3
(27.9)
8.4
(47.1)
Average low °C (°F) −5.8
(21.6)
−5.7
(21.7)
−1.4
(29.5)
5.1
(41.2)
10.8
(51.4)
14.2
(57.6)
16.1
(61)
15.2
(59.4)
10.2
(50.4)
4.9
(40.8)
0.0
(32)
−4.6
(23.7)
4.9
(40.8)
Record low °C (°F) −32.9
(−27.2)
−32.2
(−26)
−24.9
(−12.8)
−10.4
(13.3)
−2.4
(27.7)
2.4
(36.3)
5.8
(42.4)
3.3
(37.9)
−2.9
(26.8)
−17.8
(0)
−21.9
(−7.4)
−30.0
(−22)
−32.9
(−27.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 36
(1.42)
39
(1.54)
37
(1.46)
46
(1.81)
57
(2.24)
82
(3.23)
71
(2.8)
60
(2.36)
57
(2.24)
41
(1.61)
50
(1.97)
45
(1.77)
621
(24.45)
Average rainy days 8 7 9 13 14 15 14 11 14 12 12 9 138
Average snowy days 17 17 10 2 0.2 0 0 0 0.03 2 9 16 73
Average relative humidity (%) 83 80 74 64 62 67 68 67 74 77 85 86 74
Mean monthly sunshine hours 42 64 112 162 257 273 287 252 189 123 51 31 1,843
Source #1: Pogoda.ru.net,[5] Central Observatory for Geophysics (extremes)[6][7]
Source #2: Danish Meteorological Institute (sun, 1931–1960)[8]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Соціально-економічне становище м.Києва: Січень–липень 2013 року". Department of Statistics, Kiev City State Administration. July 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  2. "Kyiv's 1,530th birthday marked with fun, protest".
  3. "Major Agglomerations of the World". Citypopulation.de. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  4. kievan. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged, retrieved 29 May 2013 from Dictionary.com
  5. "Weather and Climate – The Climate of Kiev" (in Russian). Weather and Climate (Погода и климат). Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  6. "Кліматичні дані по м.Києву" (in Ukrainian). Central Observatory for Geophysics. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  7. "Кліматичні рекорди" (in Ukrainian). Central Observatory for Geophysics. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  8. Cappelen, John; Jensen, Jens. "Ukraine – Kiev" (PDF). Climate Data for Selected Stations (1931–1960) (in Danish). Danish Meteorological Institute. p. 332. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2016.