One of the older homes on Kreshchatyk street

Boyarka coat of arms
Coat of arms
Coordinates: UA 50°19′45″N 30°17′19″E / 50.32917°N 30.28861°E / 50.32917; 30.28861Coordinates: UA 50°19′45″N 30°17′19″E / 50.32917°N 30.28861°E / 50.32917; 30.28861
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Kiev Oblast
Raion Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion
  Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 186 m (610 ft)
Population (2010)
  Total 35,968
  Density 2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 08150-08157
Area code(s) +380 4598

Boyarka or Boiarka (Ukrainian: Боярка) is a town in Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion of Kiev Oblast (region) of Ukraine, about 20 km SW from Kiev. Population: 35,320(2013 est.)[1]. The population in 2001 was 35,968.


There are traces of an old Kievan Rus' settlement, including the remains of an ancient cemetery. The railway reached the town in the 1860s, after which it became a favourite resort for artists and writers, including the composer Mykola Lysenko and the writer Sholom Aleichem. The fictional village of Boyberik, where Aleichem's tales of Tevye the Milkman are located, is based on Boyarka.[2]

Present-day Boyarka

The Kiev Oblast orphanage is located in Boyarka.[3]

The town is also the location of the Boyarka Metrological Centre, owned by the company Naftogaz, which provides calibration services for gas-flow meters.[4]

During the years 2005 to 2007, the town hosted the now extinct football club, FC Inter Boyarka.

Famous people





  1. "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. Ivchenko (2007), p. 61
  3. Webpage of Life2Orphans
  4. Brochure Metrological Centre NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" , Kiev, 2009
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