Irpin town hall
|• City||110.83 km2 (42.79 sq mi)|
|• Density||360.460/km2 (933.59/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|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 town located on the Irpin River in Kiev Oblast (province) right next to Kiev city in northern Ukraine. Portion of Irpin Municipality is located within the city of Kiev.
Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance and serves as an administrative center of Irpin Municipality, which includes the city of Irpin and three urban-type settlements. Its population is approximately 86,757 (2017 est.).
Since the 17th century on territory of Irpin, there was a village of Romanivka and khutir Lyubka. In the 19th century there appeared Severynivka village and khutirs Rudnya and Stoyanka.
Irpin was formed in 1899 as a passing loop, during construction of the Kiev—Kovel 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.
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.
- Soviet writer Nikolay Nosov spent his childhood in this city
- Ukrainian photographer Yuri Kosin works in Irpin
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
- Infos at kinofest.g-2b.com
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