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Text F The largest cities in Ukraine

The majority of the population of Ukraine lives in towns and cities, 5 of which have more than one million people on its territory. The largest cities of Ukraine are Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Odessa. Kyiv Kyiv is the administrative, cultural, and financial core of Ukraine, represented by over 3 million citizens. Kiev's most famous historical architectural complexes are the St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves).

Kharkiv is also one of the largest cities of Ukraine and it is the former capital of Ukraine, the city with population of about 2 millions is the second-largest city in Ukraine after Kyiv. More than 380 industrial enterprises are located in the city. Kharkiv is not only an industrial and business center of Ukraine; it is also a city with a long and glorious history. The architecture of Kharkiv and its sightseeing attracts a lot of tourists: Uspenskiy (Dormition) Cathedral, Complex of Glory, Freedom Square which is the third large square in the Europe and the seventh in the world Militia Museum and many others.
Another big city is Dnipropetrovsk with the population over million people. It is the third city in Ukraine after Kyiv and Kharkiv according to the population size. Dnipropetrovsk is the important center of the metallurgy industry und machine building, aerospace industry and rocket production. The city is famed also for its skyscrapers. In spite of the grand buildings in Dnipropetrovsk, its subway is one of the shortest subways in the world: 6 stations, the length of the line is 7,8 km. Among the historical sights the separate attention belongs to the Scythian women - here is the largest collection of them in Ukraine.
Donetsk is considered to be one of the largest cities in Ukraine. It is an unusual green industrial city with the population of one million people. Among the most interesting sightseeing of Donetsk is Mertsalov's Palm. The Palm is made from a single rail. In Voroshilov district of Donetsk you can find a park of forged figures. Every year in this park takes place an international festival of blacksmith's skill. In August 2009 in Donetsk was opened Donbass Arena stadium, designed and built in accordance with the standards of UEFA category Elite.
Odessa is a big city-port located in the south of Ukraine. It is a big industrial city with about 1 million inhabitants, but in the same time it is a great resort with sunny beaches, warm sea and a special way of life. Numerous historical places attract a lot of tourists to Odessa each year. For its beauty and location Odessa is called the pearl of the Black Sea. The increasing popularity is won with a new resort zone Carolina-Bugaz, Zatoka.
Other big cities in Ukraine
These cities are world known and play the significant role for Ukraine, but there are also other cities which should be seen - Lviv, Zaporizhya, Cherkasy, Sevastopol, Kherson, Ternopil and many others. Every city has its peculiarities and charm. All together they form the unique country called Ukraine.



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