Boyarka

Boyarka or Boiarka (Ukrainian: Боярка) is a town in Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion of Kiev Oblast (region) of Ukraine, about 20 km SW from Kiev. Population: 35,320 (2013 est.)[1]. The population in 2001 was 35,968.

Boyarka

Боярка
Boiarka
One of the older homes on Kreshchatyk street
One of the older homes on Kreshchatyk street
Flag of Boyarka
Flag
Boyarka coat of arms
Coat of arms
Boyarka is located in Kiev Oblast
Boyarka
Boyarka
Boyarka is located in Ukraine
Boyarka
Boyarka
Coordinates: 50°19′45″N 30°17′19″E / 50.32917°N 30.28861°E / 50.32917; 30.28861Coordinates: 50°19′45″N 30°17′19″E / 50.32917°N 30.28861°E / 50.32917; 30.28861
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kiev Oblast
RaionKiev-Sviatoshyn Raion
Area
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation
186 m (610 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total35,968
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
08150-08157
Area code(s)+380 4598
Websitewww.boyarka-inform.com

HistoryEdit

There are traces of an old Kievan Rus' settlement, including the remains of an ancient cemetery. The railway reached the town in the 1860s, after which it became a favourite resort for artists and writers, including the composer Mykola Lysenko and the writer Sholom Aleichem. The fictional village of Boyberik, where Aleichem's tales of Tevye the Milkman are located, is based on Boyarka.[2]

Present-day BoyarkaEdit

The Kiev Oblast orphanage is located in Boyarka.[3]

The town is also the location of the Boyarka Metrological Centre, owned by the company Naftogaz, which provides calibration services for gas-flow meters.[4]

During the years 2005 to 2007, the town hosted the now-defunct football club, FC Inter Boyarka.

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

Boyarka

SourcesEdit

  • Andriy Ivchenko, All About Ukraine, Kiev, 2007
  • Metrological Centre NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" , Kiev, 2009

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України [Actual population of Ukraine] (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ Ivchenko (2007), p. 61
  3. ^ Webpage of Life2Orphans
  4. ^ Brochure Metrological Centre NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" , Kiev, 2009

External linksEdit

Boyarka-Shop Information