Place:Kiev, Ukraine


Alt namesKievsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VI, 857; Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
Kijevsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Kijev oblastsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Kiyevsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VI, 857
Kyivsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VI, 857
Kyivshchynasource: Wikipedia
Kyivs’ka oblast’source: Wikipedia
Kyyivsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 79
Kyïvsource: Family History Library Catalog
Located inUkraine
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Kyiv Oblast, also called Kyivshchyna, is an oblast (province) in central and northern Ukraine. It surrounds, but does not include, the city of Kyiv, which is a self-governing city with special status. The administrative center of the oblast is in Kyiv city, the capital of Ukraine, despite the city not being part of the oblast. The Kyiv metropolitan area extends out from Kyiv city into parts of the oblast, which is significantly dependent on the urban economy and transportation of Kyiv.

The population of Kyiv Oblast is . Its largest city is Bila Tserkva, with a population over 200,000.

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is in the northern part of Kyiv Oblast. It is administered separately from the oblast and public access is prohibited.


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Kyiv Oblast was created as part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on February 27, 1932 among the first five original oblasts in Ukraine. It was established on territory that had been known as Ruthenian land.

Earlier historical administrative units that became the territory of the oblast include the Kiev Voivodeship under the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and the Kiev Viceroyalty and Kiev Governorate under the Russian Empire. The northern part of the oblast belongs to the historical region of Polesia (Polissia).

In Kyiv region, there was a specific folk icon-painting style much influenced by the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra painting school. Saints were depicted on the deep purple or black background, their clothes dark, their haloes dark blue, dark green or even black, outlined by thin white dotted contours. The Kyiv region's icons collection is the part of the exhibition of the Museum of Ukrainian home icons in the Historical and cultural complex "The Radomysl Castle".

The current borders of the oblast were set following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Administrative oversight of the new city of Slavutych, which was constructed as part of the Chernihiv Oblast, was then transferred to the Kyiv Oblast (see Chernobyl zone below).

On 24 February 2022, Russian Armed Forces invaded Kyiv Oblast as part of its 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[1] Ukraine launched a counter-offensive to retake the region in March 2022. The oblast was declared free of invaders on 2 April 2022 by the Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Malyar. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense its troops had retaken more than 30 towns and villages around Kyiv.[1] However, on April 9, 2022 the Russians attacked the Oblast again, even destroying a railway station in Bucha.

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