Area: 827 sq km
Location: Kievan region, on the River Dnepr
Geographic coordinates: 50 28 N, 30 29 E
Population: 2,900,000 (2001 est.)
Foundation: 482 A.D.
Climate: Temperate continental. It is mainly characterized by plentiful precipitation and cloudiness in winter and fall.
Winters are usually long and cold. Summers are short but can be pretty hot.
UTC/GMT Offset: UTC/GMT + 2 hours
Area code: 44
Major sights: St. Sophia's Cathedral, Uspensky Cathedral, St. Michael Monastery, Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra, Golden Gate, Andreyevsky Spusk.
Major industries: metallurgy, engineering industry, chemicals, textiles, food processing, building materials, electric products, gas, oil, coal and peat production, woodworking industry.