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Kiev Oblast or Kyiv Oblast is an oblast in central Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Kiev, which also serves as the capital of Ukraine. Despite being located in the center of the Kyiv Oblast, and hosting the governing bodies of the oblast, Kyiv itself is a self-governing city with special status and not under oblast jurisdiction.Kyiv Oblast neither corresponds to nor is limited to the unofficially designated Kiev metropolitan area although it is significantly dependent on the urban economy and transportation of the latter.The largest city in the oblast is Bila Tserkva.The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is technically located within the northernmost part of the Kyiv Oblast but access to the Zone is prohibited to the public and it is administered separately from the oblast.GeographyKyiv Oblast has a total area of 28100km2 and is located in north-central Ukraine. On the west it borders the Zhytomyr Oblast, on the Southwest – Vinnytsia Oblast, on the South – Cherkasy Oblast, on the Southeast – Poltava Oblast, on the East and Northeast – Chernihiv Oblast, and on the North – Homyel Voblasts of Belarus.Take a peek at our international travel planner: Kiev Oblast and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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