A cradle of ancient civilization, Kiev nurtures a perfect blend of history, architecture and culture. Over the years, the city has grabbed a special place in the hearts of explorers. Its beauty isn't confined to those rustic yet enigmatic boundaries. It is equally distributed across natural sites. And this is what makes Kiev city a wonder. There is the digitally advanced Kiev to appeal to your modern senses. On the other hand, there is the aged settlement to appease your old-world soul. Hence, the city succeeds in satisfying the wanderlust of millions of tourists. Take a dose of adventure in the streets of Kiev. Unleash your craziness and embrace the charm this city holds.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT KIEV
OFFICIAL NAME: Kyiv
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Presidential-Parliamentary System of Government
POPULATION: 2.88 Million (As of 2017)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Ukrainian
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Ukrainian, Russian, English
ETHNICITY: Ukrainian 82.2%, Russian 13.1%, Jews 0.7%, Belarusians 0.6%, Poles 0.3%, Armenians 0.2%, Azerbaijanis 0.1%
CURRENCY: Ukrainian Hryvnia ₴ UAH
MAP REFERRED: Ukraine
AREA: 847.7 Sq Km
Average Elevation: 587 Ft
NEIGHBOURING PLACES: Odessa 475 Km | Kharkiv 460 Km | Lviv 540 Km | Belarus 543 Km | Moscow 865 Km | Romania 905 Km| Poland 935 Kmq
FAMOUS FOR: : : St. Sophia's Cathedral | National Art Museum of Ukraine | Pechersk Lavra Cave Monastery | Kiev Opera House | The Motherland Monument | The Historic Independence Square | Gardens and Parks
THE NATIONAL SYMBOL: Flag | National Anthem | Trident | Bandura | Nightingale
TIME ZONE: Ukraine (GMT +2)
DRIVING SIDE: Right
Boryspil International Airport | Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany)
Network / Connectivity
Being the capital city of Ukraine, Kiev city has very strong connectivity. That's why tourists generally don't find any difficulty while getting connected to the internet or availing mobile services. You can make domestic as well as international calls easily from any place in the city. However, it is advisable to use web-based services to make a call. This way, you wouldn't have to pay anything extra for making calls.
The internet speed is quite good in the urban settlement of Kiev. Most of the hotels provide free Wi-Fi and payable phone services to their guests.
You can also use free internet in most of the cafes and restaurants in the city. But if you want to use the internet and phone services while on the go, then you must buy a local prepaid SIM card at the airport and get it recharged with a plan. It wouldn't cost you more than $5 including the plan.
If you don't desire to stand in a long queue, then you can purchase one in the city. You would find a lot of shops selling local SIM cards in places like Independence Square.
You can use any one of the following mobile operators - Vodafone, Kyivstar, Lifecell.