Irpin

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Irpin
Ірпiнь
Ирпе́нь
Irpin city center
Irpin city center
Coat of arms of Irpin
Coat of arms
Irpin is located in Kiev Oblast
Irpin
Irpin
Map of the Kyievo-Sviatoshynskyi Raion with Irpin.
Coordinates: 50°31′00″N 30°15′00″E / 50.51667°N 30.25000°E / 50.51667; 30.25000
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Flag of Kyiv Oblast.png Kiev
Municipality Irpin city
Founded 1899
City rights 1956
Area
 • City 110.83 km2 (42.79 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 41,533
 • Density 360.460/km2 (933.59/sq mi)
 • Metro 100,3901
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 08200 — 08279
Area code(s) +380 4597
Website http://www.irpin-rada.org/
1 The metro population for Irpin are the statistics for the whole Irpin City Rada.

Irpin (Ukrainian: Ірпі́нь), or Irpen (Russian: Ирпе́нь) is a city located on the Irpin River in Kiev Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. The city's population is 41,533 (as of 2011).

The city houses a railway station, built in 1899.[citation needed] From 2003, the "Irpen Film Festival" for alternative cinematography takes place every year.

History[edit]

Irpin was first founded in 1899, during construction of the KievKovel railway line. Railway workers founded the town near the railway road along with other localities such as Bucha and Vorzel. The city's name (along with the city of Vorzel) was chosen due to its location on the Irpin River.

In 1956, Irpin's status was changed to that of a "city of raion (district) subordinance," subordinate to the Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion (district).

On December 30, 1962, the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR issued a decree changing the status of Irpin to that of a "city of oblast subordinance," thus being directly subordinate to the oblast authorities rather than the city administration housed within the city. Also mentioned within the decree were the inclusion of the urban-type settlements of Bucha (a city since 2007), Vorzel, Hostomel, and Kotsiubynske within the city limits.

Economy[edit]

The "Irpintormash" factory, providing construction materials, and a furniture factory are located in the city. The city also houses a climate resort.

Irpin's agricultural sector provides the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, with potatoes and other vegetables.

Famous people of Irpin[edit]

Famous Soviet writer Nikolay Nosov spent his childhood in this city. The famous Ukrainian photographer Yuri Kosin works in Irpin.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°31′N 30°15′E / 50.517°N 30.250°E / 50.517; 30.250