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.). The population in 2001 was 35,968.
One of the older homes on Kreshchatyk street
|• Total||13 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||186 m (610 ft)|
|• Density||2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+380 4598|
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.
During the years 2005 to 2007, the town hosted the now-defunct football club, FC Inter Boyarka.
- Andriy Ivchenko, All About Ukraine, Kiev, 2007
- Metrological Centre NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" , Kiev, 2009
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