• 31.01.2017
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How well do you know Kiev?

How well do you know city, the capital of your country? We chose the most interesting facts about your favorite Kiev. Some you've heard, but about some learn the first time.

#ZigZag invites you to check how well you know Kiev. For example, did you know that:

The longest street: Brovarsky Prospect, the length of about 14 km.

The oldest street of Kiev - Volodymirska Street, it was more than a thousand years.

The narrowest street - St George's Lane, where the width of the roadway only 5.4 meters.

The shortest and also the widest main street in the capital cities of Europe - Khreshchatyk, a length of only 1300 meters and a width of as much as 75 meters

The deepest metro station in Kiev: "Arsenalna", a depth of about 105 m, one of the deepest in the world.

The most beautiful station of the Kiev Metro, "Golden Gate", one of the ten most beautiful metro stations in the world.

The tallest building in Kiev: TV Tower, a historic district Sirec, built in 1973, its height is 380 m.

The most popular souvenir from Kiev: Kiev cake, it is produced from 1956

The biggest educational institution: the National Technical University of Ukraine "National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"; about 42 thousand students; the general staff - more than 50 thousand people.

The oldest monument in Kiev Monument Magdeburg law (a variant - a column of Magdeburg law, and there is an inaccurate name - the monument of the Baptism of Russia); built in 1802-1808 years Author - AI Melensky; the monument is located on the slopes of the Dnieper River near Riverside Drive.

The highest monument in Kiev: the monument-sculpture "Motherland" in the National memorial complex "Great Patriotic War Museum" . Its height is 102 m.

The longest route of city transport: tram number 12 (Metro station "Kontraktova Square" - Pusha-Voditsa.), It's length - about 20 km.

In a small courtyard on the Volodymirska Street, 43, in the basement, is the smallest acts of Kiev temple - the Church of Mary Magdalene.

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