- By Kelly L.
- Published 09/27/2007
The name of the city comes from one of its legendary founders, Kyi. One of the biggest cities in Europe, with a population of over three million, Kiev is the bustling capital of Ukraine, and as well as the country’s administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational center…that’s a whole lot for just one city. Kiev (as the Russians spell it), or Kyiv (as the Ukrainians spell it), is located in the north central part of the country on the shores of the Dnieper River.