Kiev (Ukrainian Kyiv) - the capital and largest city of Ukraine, a city-hero. Located on the Dnieper River. Is the center of Kiev metropolitan area. Kiev - a separate administrative unit of Ukraine, cultural and governmental center of the country, as well as the administrative center of the Kiev region. Located in the north central part of Ukraine. The population is growing at an average of 20 tys.ch. per year . Kiev - the sixth most populous city in Europe after Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid.