Shevchenkivskyi District, Kyiv

The Shevchenkivskyi District (Ukrainian: Шевченківський район) is an urban district of the city of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It was originally established on 4 April 1937, although in 2001 its area was increased following an annexation of the former Radianskyi and StaroKyivskyi districts.

Shevchenkivskyi District
Шевченківський район
Coat of arms of Shevchenkivskyi District
Location of Shevchenkivskyi District
Country Ukraine
OblastKyiv City Municipality
Area
 • Total27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population
 • Total220.077
 • Density8,339/km2 (21,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Metro stationsUniversytet, Vokzalna, Politekhnichnyi Instytut, Shuliavska, Beresteiska, Nyvky
Websiteshev.gov.ua
View of the Golden Gates after recent major renovations.

The district is historically significant, as it was here on the Old Kyiv mount where the apostle Saint Andrew erected the cross, also the famous Golden Gate of Kyiv, the main entrance to the medieval city of Kyiv is located in the district, as are the three major churches of the city: Saint Sophia, Saint Michael and Saint Andrew. Furthermore, in this district the first parliament of Ukraine met at the Ukrainian Club Building and declared Independence in 1917.

AttractionsEdit

The district also has the local opera house and several universities, such as Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Kyiv National Economic University. It also houses the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on the Volodymyrska Street. Kyiv Zoo, local zoo, is also located here. The other no less important landmarks of the district are historical monuments such as churches and cathedrals: Sophiivs'kyi Cathedral, Volodymyrs'kyi Cathedral, Mykhaylivs’kyi Zolotoverkhyi Monastery, and others. Also place where the Orange Revolution took place, Maydan Nezalezhnosti is in the district and is adjacent to Khreshchatyk street. Other attractions located in the district are Peremohy Square, Besarabskyi Market, Babyn Yar and Kyiv TV Tower.

LocationEdit

Main streets are: Khreshchatyk street, Volodymyrska Street, Prospect Peremohy (Victory Parkway/Shevchenko Boulevard), Dehtiarivska Street, Olena Teliha Street, Melnykov Street, and others. The district borders with Podil to the north; Pecherskyi District, Holosiivskyi District, and Solomianskyi District to the south; and Kyiv-Sviatoshyn District to the west.

In June 2008 the Kyiv City Council renamed Kominterna Street (located in this district) to Symon Petliura Street to commemorate the occasion of his 130th birthday anniversary.[1]

NeighborhoodsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • shev.gov.ua – Shevchenkivskyi District administration website (in Ukrainian)

Coordinates: 50°28′26″N 30°30′07″E / 50.47389°N 30.50194°E / 50.47389; 30.50194