For the town in Armenia, see Yelpin. For the geographical region of southern Italy, see Irpinia.

Irpin city center


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Coordinates: 50°31′00″N 30°15′00″E / 50.51667°N 30.25000°E / 50.51667; 30.25000
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Kiev
Municipality Irpin city
Founded 1899
City rights 1956
  City 110.83 km2 (42.79 sq mi)
Population (2013)
  City 42,924
  Density 360.460/km2 (933.59/sq mi)
  Metro 100,3901
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 08200 — 08279
Area code(s) +380 4597
Website Official website
1 The metro population for Irpin are the statistics for the whole Irpin City Rada.

Irpin (Ukrainian: Ірпі́нь), or Irpen (Russian: Ирпе́нь) is a city located on the Irpin River in Kiev Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance. It serves as he administrative center of Irpin Municipality, which includes the city of Irpin and three urban-type settlements. Population: 42,924(2013 est.)[1].

The city has a railway station, built in 1899. From 2003, the "Irpen Film Festival"[2] for alternative cinematography takes place every year.


Irpin was first founded in 1899, during construction of the KievKovel railway line. Railway workers founded the town near the railway road along with other localities such as Bucha and Vorzel. The city's name (along with the city of Vorzel) was chosen due to its location on the Irpin River.

From July 26, 1941, right after the Battle of Kiev, it was occupied by the Wehrmacht until early February 1944. Most of its Jewish population was killed in either Babi Yar or other massacres.

In 1956, Irpin's status was changed to that of a "city of raion (district) subordination," subordinate to the Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion (district).

On December 30, 1962, the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR issued a decree changing the status of Irpin to that of a "city of oblast subordination," thus being directly subordinate to the oblast authorities rather than the city administration housed within the city. Also mentioned within the decree were the inclusion of the urban-type settlements of Bucha (a city since 2007), Vorzel, Hostomel, and Kotsiubynske within the city limits.


There are 22 industrial manufacturers operating in the Irpin region. The city has close to one thousand enterprises of various forms of ownership. The most notable are Peremoha Industrial Complex of Irpin (bricks, reinforced concrete components, heat insulation and sound proofing materials), Irpinmash (gears for agricultural industry), Perun Trading Firm (books), KATECH-electro Private Commercial and Manufacturing Company (cabling and wiring products), Irpintorfmash factory (construction materials), and a furniture factory, just to name some.

The agricultural sector of Irpin provides the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, with potatoes and other vegetables.

The city is also a health resort area known for its recreational facilities.

Famous people

Famous Soviet writer Nikolay Nosov spent his childhood in this city. The famous Ukrainian photographer Yuri Kosin works in Irpin.


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