Podil Raion

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Podil Raion
Подільський район
Raion in Kiev
Coat of arms of Podil Raion
Coat of arms
Map of the districts of Kiev.
Country  Ukraine
City  Kiev
Established 1921
Government
Area
 • Total 34.04 km2 (13.14 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 177,563
 • Density 5,200/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code 380-44
Website www.podilr.gov.ua

Podil Raion (Ukrainian: Подільський район) is one of the 10 administrative districts (a raion) of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Its population was 177,563 at the 2001 census.[1] The district takes its name from the historic Podil neighborhood which it includes within its boundaries.

The Podil Raion as an administrative entity was formed in 1921 on one of the largest historical neighborhoods in Kiev. In May 2001 Podil Raion celebrated its 80th anniversary of its foundation. The district remains as one of the main business, transport and industrial areas of Kiev.

There are currently 50 large industrial organizations based here. Although most of the industrial sites are phased out of the region, they dominate the adjacent neighborhoods to the north, named today "Podilsko-Kurenivskiy promraion".

Neighborhoods[edit]

The Podil Raion includes the following historical neighborhoods of Kiev within its boundaries:

Transport[edit]

The Podil Raion is connected to the city's metro system by three stations on the Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line: Tarasa Shevchenka, Kontraktova Ploshcha (named after the Kontraktova Square), and Poshtova Ploshcha (named after the Poshtova Square).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Podil Raion, City of Kyiv". Regions of Ukraine and their Composition (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°28′03″N 30°30′52″E / 50.46750°N 30.51444°E / 50.46750; 30.51444