Eurovision Discover Kyiv: Facts and feats of the host city!; Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani; ESC Today

Ukraine – Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Today we will have a look at the facts and feats of Kyiv, the magnificent Ukrainian capital. Let’s get to know the 2017 Eurovision host city a little bit better.

Kyiv is the cradle of the Kyivan Rus Slavic civilization, and is a sprawling metropolis with a population of 2.8 million inhabitants. The city is built on 7 hills much like Rome and lies on the shores of the Dnipro River, the 3rd largest river in Europe.

The city covers an area of 800 sq km. The territory of Kyiv is divided into 10 City Districts. Kyiv’s roots go back to a span of 1,500 years, hence today the city has a rich historical heritage and legacy dating back centuries. Slavic culture was born in Kyiv.

How did Kyiv get its name?

Kyiv gets its name from Prince Kyi, one of the city’s 4 founders.

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