Kyiv is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnipro River. Kyiv is Europe's 6th largest city with a young, highly-skilled population and over 1 million visitors every year. The city of Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is the home of many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kyiv Metro. Two international airports connect the city with major cities across all continents.
Lviv is a city of 750,000 residents about 70 km. from the EU border and 160 km. from the eastern Carpathian Mountains. Lviv has a colourful history dating to 1256 when King Danylo Halytskyi founded the city, part of the Galician Kingdom, and named it after his son, Lev. Over more recent years, Lviv was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918 and Part of Poland before World War II. As a result, the European influence on Lviv is seen in its architecture throughout the city, as well as on the multi ethnicities and religions evident in the variety of church styles, education, and places of worship.
Fastiv is a city of the regional subordination. It is an administrative center of Fastiv region and a diversified industrial center. The city is located (situated) to the south west part of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, on the banks of the Unava River. The total area of Fastiv is 4 315 hectares. Nearly 50 thousand people live here: 46% of men and 54% of women. The working age population is 61.5%.
From a Cossack settlement to a major industrial, cultural and scientific centre, the city of Kharkiv is the administrative center of the historical and geographical region of Ukraine, which is named "Slobozhanshchina". The area of modern Kharkiv exceeds 300 square kilometers, and the population is 1 million 450 thousand people. The territory of the city is a hilly plain with valleys, ravines.
Zhytomyr is a city in the north of the western part of Ukraine. It is the administrative centre of the Zhytomyr province, and of the surrounding Zhytomyr district. Its population is 266,936. Zhytomyr is a major transportation hub. The city lies on a historic route linking the city of Kiev with the west through Brest. Zhytomyr is an important economic centre in the region. Enterprises in the city include glass, metal fabrication, electronic devices, screens, fabrics, furniture, shoes and others. In addition, a large pharmaceutical factory, and, since 1944, a confectionery factory, work in Zhytomyr. Zhytomyr also lies in a unique natural setting; all sides of the city are surrounded by ancient forests through which flow four rivers. Legend holds that Zhytomyr was established about 884 by Zhytomyr, prince of a Slavic tribe of Drevlians. This date, 884, is engraved in a large stone from the ice age times, standing on the hill where Zhytomyr was founded. Zhytomyr was one of the prominent cities of Kievan Rus.