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For the town in Armenia, see Yelpin. For the geographical region of southern Italy, see Irpinia.
Irpin city center
Irpin city center
Coat of arms of Irpin
Coat of arms
Irpin is located in Kiev Oblast
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
 • City 110.83 km2 (42.79 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • City 42,924
 • 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
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. Administratively, it is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. It serves as he administrative center of Irpin Municipality, which includes the city of Irpin and three urban-type settlements. Population: 42,924 (2013 est.)[1].

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


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) subordination," 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 subordination," 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.


There are 22 industrial manufacturers operating in the Irpin region. The city has close to one thousand enterprises of various forms of ownership. The most notable are Peremoha Industrial Complex of Irpin (bricks, reinforced concrete components, heat insulation and sound proofing materials), Irpinmash (gears for agricultural industry), Perun Trading Firm (books), KATECH-electro Private Commercial and Manufacturing Company (cabling and wiring products), Irpintorfmash factory (construction materials), and a furniture factory, just to name some.

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

The city is also a health resort area known for its recreational facilities.

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.



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