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For the international airport, see Boryspil International Airport.
Aerial view of Boryspil
Aerial view of Boryspil
Flag of Boryspil
Coat of arms of Boryspil
Coat of arms
Boryspil is located in Ukraine
Boryspil within Ukraine
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
 • Total 37.01 km2 (14.29 sq mi)
Population (01.10.2014)
 • Total 60 672
Area code(s) +380 4595

Boryspil (Ukrainian: Бориспіль, translit. Boryspil’, Russian: Борисполь; also referred to as Borispol) is a city of regional significance located in the Kiev Oblast (region) in northern (central) Ukraine. Administratively, it is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Boryspil Raion (district), though it administratively does not belong to the raion. Population: 59,545 (2013 est.)[1].

Although known as a settlement since at least 1154 (12th century) 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.


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.[2]


Aerosvit Airlines had its head office on the grounds of Boryspil International Airport.[3]



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  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "City of Hopkins, Minnesota: Sister City: Boryspil, Ukraine". 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2015-11-20. 
  3. ^ "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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