Shevchenko Raion

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Shevchenko Raion
Шевченківський район
Raion in Kiev

Coat of arms
Kintra  Ukraine
Oblast Kiev Ceety 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 www.shev.gov.ua
View o the Gowden Gates efter recent major renovations.

Shevchenko Raion (Ukrainian: Шевченківський район) is ane o the destricts o the ceety o Kiev, the caipital o Ukraine, wis established on 4 Apryle 1937. In 2001 it wis increased in aurie wi a annexation o the Radiansky an Starokyivsky destricts.

The destrict is historically significant, as it wis here on the Starokyiv munt whaur the apostle Saunt Andra erectit the cross, an aw the famous Gowden Gate o Kiev, the main entrance tae the medieval ceety o Kiev is locatit in the destrict, as are the three major kirks o the ceety: Saunt Sophia, Saunt Michael an Saunt Andra. Furthermair in this destrict the first pairlament o Ukraine met at the Ukrainian Club Biggin an declared Unthirldom in 1917.

Attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict haes the local opera hoose an several varsities an aw. It hooses the Naitional Academy o Sciences o Ukraine on the Volodymyr Street an aw. Kiev Zoo, local zoo, is locatit here an aw. The ither nae less important landmarks o the destrict are historic monuments such as kirks an cathedrals: Sophia Cathedral, Volodymyr Cathedral, an ithers. An aw the place whaur the Orange Revolution teuk place, Maidan Nezalezhnosti is in the destrict an is adjacent tae Khreschatyk.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main streets are: Khreschatyk, Volodymyr Street, Viktory Parkway/Shevchenko Boulevard, Dehtiariov Street, Olena Teliha Street, Melnykov Street, an ithers. The destrict borders Podil tae the north; Pechersk, Holosiivskyi Raion, an Solomianskyi Raion tae the sooth; an Sviatoshyn tae the wast.

In Juin 2008 the Kiev ceety cooncil renamit Kominterna Street (locatit in this raion) intae Symon Petliura Street tae commemorate the occasion o his 130t birthday anniversar.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • shev.gov.ua — Shevchenkivskyi Destrict admeenistration wabsteid (Ukrainian)

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