Киевская область

Kiev region is situated in the north of Ukraine, on the Dnieper River, in the forest-steppe area. The region borders on Belarus in the north. Kiev is the regional centre and the administrative capital of Ukraine. The city of Kiev is the eighth largest city in Europe. It happened to be the capital of Kievan Rus and the principality of Kiev since 19th century. Nowadays, Kiev is the largest industrial center of Ukraine and has advanced engineering, metalworking, light industry, etc. Kiev reservoir on the Dnieper River and the major tributaries of the Dnieper River, namely the Pripyat, the Teterev, the Irpen, the Stugna, the Desna, and the Trubezh have numerous tourist bases, recreation zones, hunting farms, and sanctuaries located on their shores which promoted the development of health tourism, green tourism and water tourism. Health resorts are based on mineral waters available in the city of Belaya Tserkov, Mironovka, Boyarka, Vorzel, etc. There are produced table waters "Kurortnaya", "Berezanskaya", "Obolonskaya", "Calypso", "Sophia of Kyiv", etc. The main attractions of the region are located in Kiev, there are more than 50 museums and theaters, the largest in the former USSR planetarium, many monuments of culture and art, and architectural monuments. The main attractions include Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, St. Sophia Cathedral, Mariinsky Palace, St. Andrew's descent, and many others. Kiev’s chestnuts are symbol of the greenest and clean capital in the world, trees and shrubs cover more than 50% of the city. Educational tourism, health tourism, and business tourism are highly developed in the region.