Boyarka

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Boyarka
Боярка
City
One of the older homes on Kreshchatyk street
One of the older homes on Kreshchatyk street
Flag of Boyarka
Flag
Boyarka coat of arms
Coat of arms
Boyarka is located in Ukraine
Boyarka
Boyarka
Boyarka is located in Kiev Oblast
Boyarka
Boyarka
Coordinates: 50°19′45″N 30°17′19″E / 50.32917°N 30.28861°E / 50.32917; 30.28861Coordinates: 50°19′45″N 30°17′19″E / 50.32917°N 30.28861°E / 50.32917; 30.28861
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Kiev Oblast
Raion Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion
Area
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 186 m (610 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 35,968
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 08150-08157
Area code(s) +380 4598
Website http://www.boyarka-inform.com/

Boyarka (Ukrainian: Боярка) is a town in Kiev Oblast (region) of Ukraine, about 20 km SW from Kiev. The population in 2001 was 35,968. The town is not to be confused with the village of the same name in the Lysianskyi Rayon.

History[edit]

There are traces of an old Kievan Rus' settlement, including the remains of an ancient cemetery. The railway reached the town in the 1860s, after which it became a favourite resort for artists and writers, including the composer Mykola Lysenko and the writer Sholom Aleichem. The fictional village of Boyberik, where Aleichem's tales of Tevye the Milkman are located, is based on Boyarka.[1]

Present-day Boyarka[edit]

The Kiev Oblast orphanage is located in Boyarka.[2]

The town is also the location of the Boyarka Metrological Centre, owned by the company Naftogaz, which provides calibration services for gas-flow meters.[3]

During the years 2005 to 2007, the town hosted the now extinct football club, FC Inter Boyarka.

Famous people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Boyarka
Boyarka

Sources[edit]

  • Andriy Ivchenko, All About Ukraine, Kiev, 2007
  • Metrological Centre NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" , Kiev, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ivchenko (2007), p. 61
  2. ^ Webpage of Life2Orphans
  3. ^ Brochure Metrological Centre NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" , Kiev, 2009

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