Boryspil

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Boryspil
Бориспіль
City
Aerial view of Boryspil
Aerial view of Boryspil
Flag of Boryspil
Flag
Coat of arms of Boryspil
Coat of arms
Boryspil is located in Ukraine
Boryspil
Boryspil
Boryspil within Ukraine
Boryspil is located in Kiev Oblast
Boryspil
Boryspil
Coordinates: 50°21′N 30°57′E / 50.350°N 30.950°E / 50.350; 30.950Coordinates: 50°21′N 30°57′E / 50.350°N 30.950°E / 50.350; 30.950
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kiev
First mentioned 1015
Area
 • Total 37.01 km2 (14.29 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 55,000
Area code(s) +380 4595
Website http://www.boryspil.osp-ua.info/

Boryspil (Ukrainian: Бориспіль, translit. Boryspil’, Russian: Борисполь; also referred to as Borispol) is a city of regional significance located in the Kiev Oblast (province) in northern (central) Ukraine. Serving as the administrative center of the Boryspil Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a separate raion (see city of regional significance) within the oblast.

The current estimated population is around 53,400 (as of 2004).

Although known as a settlement since at least 1154 and known under the modern name since 1590, it was not until 1956 that the place was received a city status. Currently the town is home to the country's main airport, Boryspil International Airport (international code KBP) and some minor industry.

During World War II, Boryspil was occupied by the German Army from September 23, 1941 to September 23, 1943. Fierce battles were fought around the city during its capture and liberation.

It also hosts Ukrainian Premier League team Arsenal Kyiv at the Kolos Stadium.

Name[edit]

The name of the city is of the Greek origin. It consists of two parts Borys from Borysthenes (the Greek name for Dnieper) and Pil from Polis (the Ukrainized version of the Greek word). The city also has a sister city, Hopkins, Minnesota, US.[1]

Economy[edit]

Aerosvit Airlines has its head office on the grounds of Boryspil International Airport.[2]

Press[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hopkinsmn.com/sistercity/
  2. ^ "Representative Office." (Select City: "Kyiv" : "Head office") Aerosvit Airlines. Retrieved on 21 June 2010. "Head office Ukraine Airport, Boryspyl-7, Region of Kyiv, 08307,"

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