About Kiev

Kiev or Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ [ˈkɨjiv]; Russian: Киев [`kʲijɪf]) is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population in July 2013 was 2,847,200, making Kiev the 8th largest city in Europe.

Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro.

The city's name is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of its four legendary founders (see Etymology, below). During its history, Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity. The city probably existed as a commercial centre as early as the 5th century. A Slavic settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia...

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The Data Base has already 9379 cities and it is expanding dynamically. All descriptions and photos for twitter posts were found/gathered with Wikipedia API's help. Based on googleplace Rest API we prepare the most popular photos for each city. The map uses Google's Static Map API. Every day the new random city will be tweeted via Ruby script and Twitter API.

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