Kharkiv is the second most populous city in Ukraine located in the northeast of the country, the largest scientific center of Ukraine and the administrative center of the Kharkiv region. Kharkiv is one of the most important cultural and educational centres of Ukraine
Is one of the largest industrial centers of Ukraine with large machine-building and metalworking plants, as well as enterprises of power engineering, electrical industry, chemical industry.
The climate in Kharkiv is moderately continental, with mild winters and long, hot, sometimes dry summers.
Kharkiv is the largest city of the Earth on the 50th parallel, larger than Krakow, Prague, Mainz, Ust-Kamenogorsk. In October 2010, in the Shevchenko public garden, a monument “50th parallel” was opened.
The most popular landmark of Kharkiv is the Freedom Square (Ploshcha Svobody), the third largest city square in Europe, and it takes the 7th place when speaking about the world. Kharkiv is rich in architectural sights of the 19th-20th centuries. There are a lot of museums, monuments, churches, parks, and other attractions.