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The Heroic City of Ukraine

Irpin is a city located in the Kiev Oblast (region) of Ukraine. It is situated approximately 20 kilometers northwest of the capital city of Kiev, making it a popular destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city while still remaining in close proximity. With a population of around 43,000, Irpin is a relatively small city but has a lot to offer visitors.  

The city is known for its natural beauty, with the surrounding forests and parks providing ample opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, and picnicking.


In addition to its natural attractions, Irpin is considered one of the most European cities in Ukraine: as far as its architecture is concerned, the monuments and sculptures in the central square, as Taras and Shevchenko, are great examples of the image of a friendly city of the fine arts and modernity.

The city is also an example of healthy development as it is home to numerous high-quality medical centers.


Irpin is called "The Literary City", as its history has been linked to influential poets and writers whose lives have left this city during the 20th century. Along with this, the city hosts several annual festivals and events, such as the Irpin Jazz Fest and the Irpin Film Festival.


This magnificent city is also a sports venue, facilitating the sports structure for marathons and cycling; in addition to providing the largest stadium for the region: "Champion".

Strategic location

Irpin is well-connected to other parts of Ukraine, with several major highways and railways passing through the city. The nearest airport is the Antonov International Airport (GML), which is located approximately 30 kilometers north west of Irpin.​​

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The Happy City

The city of Irpin has the quality of being the happy city of Kyiv where nature and the city intertwine, generating a green urban network.


Irpin is a city that boasts several green areas that provide residents and visitors with a space to relax, unwind, and connect with nature. Here are some of the city's most popular green areas:

  1. Irpin Forest: Irpin is located in close proximity to a large forested area, providing residents and visitors with ample opportunities for hiking, cycling, and picnicking. The forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, wild boar, and foxes.

  2. Victory Park: Victory Park is a large park located in the heart of Irpin, featuring beautifully landscaped gardens, walking paths, and a large pond. The park is a popular destination for families, offering a variety of playgrounds and recreational facilities.

  3. Botanical Garden: The Botanical Garden in Irpin is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city, showcasing a diverse range of plant species from around the world. The garden features several themed areas, including a Japanese Garden, a Rose Garden, and a Tropical Greenhouse.

  4. City Park: The City Park is a central green area in Irpin, featuring a large fountain, walking paths, and several playgrounds. The park is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike, providing a space to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

  5. Pleso Lake: Pleso Lake is a picturesque natural area located just outside of Irpin, offering visitors the chance to swim, fish, and relax on the sandy beach. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery, making it a popular spot for picnics and outdoor activities.

  6. Park of Poets and Writers: Home to numerous poets, literary heroes in the country's history during the 20th century, today it is a park dedicated to literary and creative activity, where various literary festivals such as the Irpin Book Fest and the Irpin Parnassu are held.

Overall, Irpin's green areas provide a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing residents and visitors to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors.

The Heroic City

The city has received the honorable heroic mention due to its brave and efficient resistance against the advance of the Russian troops from the Antonov airport towards the city of Kiev, disarming the Russian strategy of conquering the capital.


The Irpin region is unfortunately known worldwide due to the devastating and brutal crimes committed by Russian troops in the past. Over a month-long period, they destroyed thousands of buildings, shot and burned hundreds of cars, and killed hundreds of innocent civilians. The result of this tragedy was that approximately 70% of the buildings in Irpin were destroyed, causing severe damage and loss. In the aftermath, the process of reconstruction has been an enormous undertaking, requiring significant resources and time to bring the area back to its former glory.


Despite these challenges, the people of Irpin have shown incredible resilience and determination to rebuild their community. The reconstruction efforts have brought together a coalition of local and international organizations, working tirelessly to restore the region's infrastructure and create a brighter future for its residents. While the scars of the past remain, the rebuilding of Irpin has become a symbol of hope and strength in the face of adversity.

Destroyed but Unconquered

"Before the start of hostilities in Irpin, this city became an example of revival for the whole of Ukraine and took the first positions in many ratings of comfort of living, doing business and investment attractiveness.The city has changed positively in just 6 years. We reconstructed the children’s polyclinic and started building a modern medical center, opened new family medicine dispensaries, kindergartens, 12 parks, squares, the Embankment with bicycle paths, renovated the Central Square, and completely renovated the water supply system according to European standards.But Irpin suffered significant destruction as a result of military operations."

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