Kiev Oblast is the region in North Ukraine. The administrative centre of it is Kiev but being the separate political unit it is not included in the oblast. The area is 28, 131 thousand sq. km while the population is 1, 751 mln people. The population of Kiev is not taken into consideration because of the reasons described above. It is divided into 25 districts and 11 towns. The largest cities are Bila Tserkva, Boryspil, Brovary, Irpen', Slavutych, etc. The major part of the population is Ukrainians, and then goes Russians with 9% and Byelorussians. Kiev Oblast was formed in 1932, as one of the first oblasts of the republic.
The river Dnieper divides Kiev Oblast into 2 parts: left-bank and right-bank. The climate of the region is moderately continental which is typical for forested zones. Winters are mostly mild and summers are warm.
Many cultural heritages of Kiev Oblast are included in the list of Seven Wonders of Ukraine. Pereiaslav-Khmelnitskyi is the town in the region where the folk museum is situated; people often say that this town is a museum itself thanks to its rich historical background and wonderful nature. You can also visit the ruins which date back to the XX century. Ivan Kozlovsky villa is the residence of a famous Ukrainian opera singer. We can list the sightseeings of the region endlessly but the best way to feel and see it yourself is to visit it. The region is very contrastive; a lot of national parks, preserves and folk museums are combined with modern office centers and summer houses of Ukrainian deputes which you can hardly differ from castles. Kiev Oblast is a must visit place if you travel to Ukraine. When you feel that you're bored of the crazy rhythm of Kiev, just go for 50km and you will see primordial nature of authentic Ukraine.