Shevchenkivskyi District, Kiev

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Shevchenkivskyi District
Шевченківський район
Urban district
Coat of arms of Shevchenkivskyi District
Coat of arms
Location of Shevchenkivskyi District
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Kiev City Municipality
Area
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 225,155
 • Density 8,339/km2 (21,600/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Metro stations Universytet, Vokzalna, Politekhnichnyi Instytut, Shuliavska, Beresteiska, Nyvky
Website shev.gov.ua
View of the Golden Gates after recent major renovations.

The Shevchenkivskyi District (Ukrainian: Шевченківський район) is an urban district of the city of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It was originally established on 4 April 1937, although in 2001 its area was increased following an annexation of the former Radianskyi and Starokyivskyi districts.

The district is historically significant, as it was here on the Old Kiev mount where the apostle Saint Andrew erected the cross, also the famous Golden Gate of Kiev, the main entrance to the medieval city of Kiev is located in the district, as are the three major churches of the city: Saint Sophia, Saint Michael and Saint Andrew. Furthermore, in this district the first parliament of Ukraine met at the Ukrainian Club Building and declared Independence in 1917.

Attractions[edit]

The district also has the local opera house and several universities. It also houses the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on the Volodymyr Street. Kiev Zoo, local zoo, is also located here. The other no less important landmarks of the district are historic monuments such as churches and cathedrals: Sophia Cathedral, Volodymyr Cathedral, and others. Also the place where the Orange Revolution took place, Maydan Nezalezhnosti is in the district and is adjacent to Khreshchatyk.

Location[edit]

Main streets are: Khreshchatyk, Volodymyrska Street, Victory Parkway/Shevchenko Boulevard, Dehtiariov Street, Olena Teliha Street, Melnykov Street, and others. The district borders Podil to the north; Pechersk, Holosiivskyi Raion, and Solomianskyi Raion to the south; and Sviatoshyn to the west.

In June 2008 the Kiev City Council renamed Kominternivska Street (located in this district) into Symon Petliura Street to commemorate the occasion of his 130th birthday anniversary.[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • shev.gov.ua – Shevchenkivskyi District administration website (Ukrainian)

Coordinates: 50°28′26″N 30°30′07″E / 50.47389°N 30.50194°E / 50.47389; 30.50194