Agreement signed: 24 September 1998
Range of cooperation: publicly owned companies, international fairs, health and social services, education, culture, sport.
Population: 1.5 million inhabitants
Location: The city is located where the Charkow and Lopan rivers meet, in the north west of Ukraine. Kharkov is close to the biggest indutrial centres in Ukraine and Russia.
Information about the city:
Kharkiv is the second largest city in the country with its population of about 1.5 million inhabitants. The city is located in the east of Ukraine, close to the biggest industrial centers in Ukraine and Russia (only about 40 km to the Ukrainian - Russian border).
The city was first mentioned in a document from 1655. In 1765, by edict of Catherine the II, the city became the centre of the Slobidska Ukraine province. From 1917-1934 it was the capital of socialist Ukraine.
Its industry specializes mostly in machinery. There are hundreds of industrial companies in the city (traditionally home to engineering, defense, metal, transport including aviation, construction materials). Among them are world famous giants like the Morozov Design Bureau and the Malyshev Tank Factory, leaders in tank production since the 1930s; Khartron (aerospace and nuclear electronics); and the Turboatom turbines producer.
It is also centre of trade and culture, home to the biggest regional centre of the Ukrainian Academy of Science. The city has 13 national universities and numerous professional, technical and private higher education institutions, a total number of 150,000 students attend the universities and other institutions of higher education in Kharkiv. About 9,000 foreign students from 96 countries study in the city.
Kharkov City Hall
Constitucii Sq. 7