One of the older homes on Kreshchatyk street
|Coordinates: UA 50°19′45″N 30°17′19″E / 50.32917°N 30.28861°ECoordinates: UA 50°19′45″N 30°17′19″E / 50.32917°N 30.28861°E|
|• Total||13 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||186 m (610 ft)|
|• Density||2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|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.). 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.
The Kiev Oblast orphanage is located in Boyarka.
During the years 2005 to 2007, the town hosted the now extinct football club, FC Inter Boyarka.
- Sholem Aleichem, writer
- Eugene Hütz, singer and composer
- Mykola Lysenko, composer
- Nikolai Ostrovsky, writer
- Mykola Pymonenko, painter
- Maria Zankovetska, actress
- Andriy Ivchenko, All About Ukraine, Kiev, 2007
- Metrological Centre NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" , Kiev, 2009
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Ivchenko (2007), p. 61
- Webpage of Life2Orphans
- Brochure Metrological Centre NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" , Kiev, 2009
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