The Host City and Venue

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The host city and venue

Kiev (/ˈkɛf, ɛv/) or Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ [ˈkɪjiu̯]Russian: Киев [ˈkʲiɪf]) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population in July 2015 was 2,887,974 (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press), making Kiev the 7th most populous city in Europe.

Kyiv has hosted once before, the 50th Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 thanks to Ruslana’s win the previous year with ‘Wild dances’.

The city has 2 international airports: Boryspil and Zhuliany.

Local public transportation in Kiev includes the Metro (underground), buses and minibuses, trolleybuses, trams, taxi and funicular. There is also an intra-city ring railway service.

The publicly owned and operated Kiev Metro is the fastest, the most convenient and affordable network that covers most, but not all, of the city.

maidan-squareIndependence Square

International  Exhibition Centre

The venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the International Exhibition Centre.

It spans 58,000 square metres, and hosts major exhibitions and trade fairs.It is situated 5 minutes from the Livoberezhna underground station at Brovarsky Avenue.

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