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The modern Poltava

The important transport highways are gathered in Poltava. The railway ways are pulled to the east in the direction to Kharkov and to Moscow, to the west to Kiev, to the south - to Odessa and Crimea. Here is the highway Poltava - Kishenev started, the line Kiev-Kharkov is passed near the city. The distance up to Moscow is about 924km, to Kiev it is about 333km. There is direct bus and railway connection  with all the biggest cities of Ukraine.

The population of Poltava is about 314,9 thousands of people, 145 thousand of men live here and 169.9 thousands of women. Poltava is famous by its unique water and curative mineral sources. There are a lot of historical and cultural monuments in the city, the places of rest, quite and cozy parkways and squares:

Korpusniy Garden (the central park of the city)

Sun Park

The park of Glory, cultural and rest Park called "Victory", the birch park etc.

The people in Poltava are lovely and friendly. The Poltava land is famous for its hospitality and kindliness. Besides, the most beautiful girls live in Poltava. And if you are looking for the partner of life, you can probably find her here in Poltava.

 

Climate and weather   

The city is situated on the right bank of Vorskla River, the inflow of Dnepr River. The climate is temperate continental. The winter is rather soft with the weak frosts and frequent thaws. The average temperature in January, according to the long-term supervisions is 6,8 C. The summer is warm and dry. July is the hottest month with the average temperature about 20,9 C. The winds of the east and south-eastward are predominant. The rainfall is about 484 mm a year, which allots in the quite a regular intervals on the months. The large forestland of deciduous and pine woods approach to the city from the different sides, forming almost closed ring.

 

Points of interest

The sights of Poltava.

The architectural ensemble of the Round square. (19th centaury), there are a lot of churches, Spaskaya Church (1705-1706), The cathedral (1699-1709), Uspensky Cathedral, a number of buildings recognized as the monuments of architecture (Technical University and others), the modern buildings with the rich architecture. (The Gallery of Art, the branch of the Juridical Academy etc). 

The museums.

  • The Poltava Local Lore museum
  • The museum of Poltava Battle
  • The museums of Kotlyarevsky, Korolenko, P.Myrniy
  • The art museum
  • The museum of cosmonautics etc.

And the number of the monuments of architecture.