Sviatoshyn (Ukrainian: Свято́шин, Свято́шино, Свято́шине) is a historical neighborhood of Ukraine's capital Kiev and the larger administrative raion (district) of the city.
Historical Sviatoshyn 
The name Sviatoshyn is derived from the nickname of Prince Svyatoslav Davydovych of Chernihiv, Svyatosha (meaning godly, religious), who received the neighbourhood (then a distant village) as gift in the 12th century. Literally, the name can be translated as "property of Svyatosha". Later, it became a large suburb to the west of Kiev. Since 1939, Svyatoshyn village is a part of Kiev.
The neighborhood was connected by metro in 1970 when the Sviatoshyn station was opened.
Many industries reside in Svyatoshyn, including the gigantic site of the Antonov aircraft manufacturing and services company complex and the Sviatoshyn Airfield.
Sviatoshyn Raion 
The administrative Sviatoshyn Raion (Ukrainian: Святошинський район, Sviatoshynskyi Raion) includes not only Svyatoshyn proper, but also other adjacent historical neighborhoods like Borshchahivka, some of which are much larger in size. Raion's current population is 360,000 inhabitants.
Kyiv-Svyatoshyn Raion intallations 
The govening bodies of the adjacent Kyiv-Svyatoshyn Raion of the Kiev Oblast are situated in the Sviatoshyn Raion of Kiev as the former oblast raion is purely suburban and lacks a distinctive center settlement.
See also 
- ^ The Kiev Oblast is administratively independent form the Kiev city, but Kiev historically hosts its governing bodies and other institutions.
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