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Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, hosted the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
With nearly three million inhabitants, Kyiv is amongst the top-10 of most populous cities in Europe. Founded over a thousand years ago around the banks of the Dnipro river, Kyiv is also one of the continent's oldest cities.
Kyiv is sister cities with the capitals of seven other participating countries; Baku (Azerbaijan), Bratislava (Slovakia), Chişinău (Moldova), Riga (Latvia), Tbilisi (Georgia), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Warsaw (Poland).
The city's most famous landmark is the Monument of Independence, which stands tall on Maidan square.
Did you know...
Kyiv hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2005;
The mayor of Kyiv is former professional boxer Vitali Klitschko;
Kyiv hosted the final of the Euro2012 football tournament, where Spain won a 4-0 victory over Italy.
To learn more about Kyiv, must-see tourism spots and information about public transportation, visit Visit Kyiv.