What is the capital of Ukraine?
Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, with a population of about 2.9 million. It is located in the north-central part of the country, on the Dnieper River. Kiev was one of the largest cities in Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries, with a population of 50,000.
In 1240, the Mongols destroyed the city and killed almost all its inhabitants. Kiev became part of the Soviet Union in 1920 and became the capital of Soviet Ukraine in 1934. During World War II, the Germans occupied Kiev and killed prisoners of war and civilians.
Today, Kiev is recognized as the undisputed capital of Ukraine and is known as a dynamic and modern city with many universities and research centers. Kiev is also the administrative center of the country, with all government offices and ministries located there.