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Shevchenko Raion, Kiev

Shevchenko District
Шевченківський район
Raion in Kiev

Coat of arms
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kiev City Municipality
Area
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 225,155
 • Density 8,339/km2 (21,600/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Metro stations Universytet, Vokzalna, Politekhnichnyi Instytut, Shuliavska, Beresteiska, Nyvky
Website www.shev.gov.ua
View of the Golden Gates after recent major renovations.

Shevchenko District (Ukrainian: Шевченківський район) is one of the districts of the city of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, was established on April 4, 1937. In 2001 it was increased in area with an annexation of the Radiansky and Starokyivsky districts.

The district is historically significant, as it was here on the Starokyiv mount where the apostle Saint Andrew erected the cross, also the famous Golden Gate of Kiev, the main entrance to the medieval city of Kiev is located in the district, as are the three major churches of the city: Saint Sophia, Saint Michael and Saint Andrew. Furthermore in this district the first parliament of Ukraine met at the Ukrainian Club Building and declared Independence in 1917.

Attractions

The district also has the local opera house and several universities. It also houses the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on the Volodymyr Street. Kiev Zoo, local zoo, is also located here. The other no less important landmarks of the district are historic monuments such as churches and cathedrals: Sophia Cathedral, Volodymyr Cathedral, and others. Also the place where the Orange Revolution took place, Maydan Nezalezhnosti is in the district and is adjacent to Khreschatyk.

Location

Main streets are: Khreschatyk, Volodymyr Street, Viktory Parkway/Shevchenko Boulevard, Dehtiariov Street, Olena Teliha Street, Melnykov Street, and others. The district borders Podil to the north; Pechersk, Holosiivskyi Raion, and Solomianskyi Raion to the south; and Sviatoshyn to the west.

In June 2008 the Kiev city council renamed Kominterna Street (located in this raion) into Symon Petliura Street to commemorate the occasion of his 130th birthday anniversary.[1]

References

  1. ^ Kyiv Council Renames Kominterna Street Into Petliura Street, Ukrainian News Agency (June 18, 2009)

External links

  • shev.gov.ua — Shevchenkivskyi District administration website (Ukrainian)

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