| Country |
| Ukraine |
|• Total||29.6 km2 (11.4 sq mi)|
8600 — 8612
|Area code(s)||+380 4571|
Vasylkiv (Ukrainian : Васильків, translit. Vasyl’kiv) is a city located on the Stuhna River in Kyiv Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. Administratively, it is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Vasylkivskyi Raion (district) though it does not belong to the raion. A settlement with an over 1000 years history, it was incorporated as a city in 1796. The city hosts the Vasylkiv air base since the Cold War. Population: 37,507 (2020 est.)
The exact date of the settlement's foundation is unknown but, according to the Primary Chronicle, it was the place where Vladimir the Great's numerous wives were living. After the Christianization of Kyiv, Vladimir built there a fortress and named it Vasilev, after his patron saint - Saint Basil (Vasily). It was a birthplace of Saint Theodosius, and there is a Ukrainian baroque church (1756–58) commemorating this saint.
In 1658, the Russian military commander Yuri Baryatinsky defeated the army of hetman Ivan Vyhovsky's brother Konstantin near Vasylkiv, after the Ukrainian hetman switched the sides in favour of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Throughout the times, an obscure place, almost forgotten in spite of the glorious history and connection to many earlier historic events, it was put back on the map by an anecdotal story related to Catherine II of Russia. As per legend, while passing through it during the night, the carriage lost one wheel. Catherine II woke up from the sudden jerk, and asked the name of the town. When she fell asleep again, her servants repaired the wheel and the carriage moved again. She woke up again and upon learning that it is still Vasilkov, she remarked : "A large town, indeed".
Kaniv is a city located in Cherkasy Raion, Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. The city rests on the Dnieper River, and is also one of the main inland river ports on the Dnieper. It hosts the administration of Kaniv urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine. Population: 23,597 (2020 est.)
Kyiv Oblast or Kiev Oblast is an oblast (province) in central Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Kyiv, which also serves as the capital of Ukraine. Despite being located in the center of the Kyiv Oblast, and hosting the governing bodies of the oblast, Kyiv itself is a self-governing city with special status and not under oblast jurisdiction.
Chernihiv Oblast is an oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Chernihiv. Within the Oblast are 1,511 settlements of various sizes ranging from large cities to very small villages. Population: 991,294 (2020 est.)
Chernihiv also known as Chernigov is a historic city in northern Ukraine, which serves as the administrative center of the Chernihiv Oblast (province), and Chernihiv Raion (district) within the oblast. It hosts the administration of Chernihiv urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine. Population is 286,899 (2020 est.) . Although today it bears a tiny remnant, the city had a strong Jewish presence that was eliminated in several episodes of mass extermination during the Nazi occupation.
Kyiv or Kiev is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine. It is in north-central Ukraine along the Dnieper River. Its population in July 2015 was 2,887,974, making Kyiv the seventh-most populous city in Europe.
Irpin, or Irpen is a city located on the Irpin River in Kyiv Oblast (province) right next to Kyiv city in northern Ukraine. A portion of Irpin, the settlement of Kotsiubynske, is an exclave within Kyiv.
Fastiv is a city in the Kyiv Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. On older maps it is depicted as Chvastiv. Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of the Fastiv Raion (district), to which it does not administratively belong. Its population is approximately 45,393 (2020 est.) .
Hlukhiv or Glukhov is a small historic town on the Esman River. It is a city of regional significance in the Sumy region of Ukraine, just south of the Russian border. Hlukhiv is administratively incorporated as a city of oblast significance. Hlukhiv Municipality includes Hlukhiv and the village of Sliporod. Hlukhiv also serves as administrative center of Hlukhiv Raion but does not belong to the raion. Population: 32,686 (2020 est.)
Chyhyryn is a city and historic site located in Cherkasy Raion of Cherkasy Oblast of central Ukraine. From 1648 to 1669 the city was a Hetman residence. After a forced relocation of the Ruthenian Orthodox metropolitan see from Kyiv in 1658, it became a full-fledged capital of the Cossack Hetmanate. Chyhyryn also became a traditional place for the appointment to the office of Hetman of Zaporizhian Host. It hosts the administration of Chyhyryn urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine. Population: 8,655 (2020 est.)
Batúryn, is a historic town in Chernihiv Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. It is located in Nizhyn Raion (district) on the banks of the Seym River. Baturyn lost its city status in 1923 and received it back only in 2008. It hosts the administration of Baturyn urban hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine. Population: 2,492 (2020 est.)
Pecherskyi District is an urban district of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It line within the eponymous historical neighborhood, while also including some other historical areas. The Pechersk neighborhood is located on the hills adjoining the right bank of the Dnieper River. The two geographic entities are often confused together. The Pecherskyi District can be considered as the very heart of Ukraine.
The Kyiv Fortress or Kiev Fortress is a historical and architectural monument complex of Russian fortifications in Kyiv, Ukraine built from the 17th through 19th centuries. Construction began after the 1654 Council in Pereyaslav, on the site of the already existing fortified monastery of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. Located on the hills of the high right bank of the Dnieper, bounded on the north by the Klovsky ravine, on the south and west - by the slopes of the Lybid River valley.
Kozelets is an urban-type settlement in Chernihiv Raion, Chernihiv Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. It hosts the administration of Kozelets settlement hromada, one of the hromadas of Ukraine. Kozelets is located on the Oster River, a tributary of the Dnieper. Population: 7,758 (2020 est.)
Vyshhorod is a city in Kyiv Oblast (region) in central Ukraine, the immediate northern suburb to the national capital Kyiv, located upstream along the Dnieper River. It serves as the administrative center of Vyshhorod Raion. Its population is approximately 30,997 (2020 est.) .
Podilsk, until May 2016 Kotovsk (Ukrainian: Котовськ, is a city in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. Administratively, Podilsk is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Podilsk Raion, one of twenty-six districts of Odessa Oblast, though it is not a part of the district. Population: 40,023 In 2001, population was 40,718.
Bila Tserkva Raion is a raion (district) in Kyiv Oblast of Ukraine. Its administrative center is Bila Tserkva. Population: 48,440 (2020 est.) .
Vasylkiv Raion was a raion (district) in Kyiv Oblast of Ukraine. Its administrative center was Vasylkiv which is incorporated separately as a town of oblast significance and did not belong to the raion. The raion was abolished on 18 July 2020 as part of the administrative reform of Ukraine, which reduced the number of raions of Kyiv Oblast to seven. The last estimate of the raion population was 57,613 (2020 est.) .
Boryspil is a city of regional significance located in the Kyiv Oblast (region) in northern (central) Ukraine. Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of regional significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Boryspil Raion (district), though it administratively does not belong to the raion. Its population was estimated as 63,169 (2020 est.)
Hrebinky is an urban-type settlement in Vasylkiv Raion (district) of Kyiv Oblast (region) in northern Ukraine. Its population is 6,993 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census. Current population: 5,736 (2020 est.) .
Nemishaieve is an urban-type settlement in Borodianka Raion (district) of Kyiv Oblast (province) in northern Ukraine. Its population is 6,178 as of the 2001 Ukrainian Census. Current population: 7,783 (2020 est.) . The town is located 38 kilometres (24 mi) to the north west of the nation's capital Kyiv.
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