Kyiv is both the capital and the largest city of Ukraine.
Kyiv is one of the greenest capitals in the world is known as a green city with two botanical gardens and numerous large and small parks. Located on the 1,420-mile Dnieper River, Europe's third-longest river (after the Volga and the Danube), the city is a home to the many historical landmarks including UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kyiv, like Rome and Paris, is located on seven hills. According to legend, the brothers Kiy, Shchek and Khoryv, and their sister Lybid, founded a town on the embankments of the Dnipro and named it after the oldest brother – Kiy.
Kyiv - the «Mother of Rus Towns» was the capital of the powerful Kievan Rus State, the rival of Constantinople, the rich and flourishing city of the 10th–12th century, which was stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. Historians say the Kievan Rus State is the cradle of Slavic civilization.
Nowadays Kyiv has a population near 3 000 000 people and one of the most popular touristic destination in Ukraine.