Kovel Travel Guide

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Kovel Overview

The city is an important railroad hub of Western Ukraine that plays an important strategic role connecting Ukraine with numerous European states. The city is a big industrial and cultural center with eleven industrial enterprises and many cultural institutions.
At present about 70,000 people live at the area of about 47 square kilometers in Kovel. The city is known for its agricultural machinery enterprise and a flax-processing factory.
Kovel District was a cradle of a great number of scientists, writers, artists who covered with glory not only Volyn region but the whole of Ukraine. This land served a source of inspiration for Taras Shevchenko, Ivan Franko, Panteleimon Kulish, Mykhailo Starytsky, Mykola Lyssenko. It was here that Lesia Ukrainka (1873-1913) was inspired in her creative endeavors and the centuries-long dreams of Ukrainians about freedom were pronounced so passionately in her lyrics.
Kovel residents highly appreciate their business and friendly relations with the twin cities: Rzhev from Russia, Holma, Bzega-Dolnogo and Legionova from Poland, Pinsk from Belarus, Walsrode from Germany and Uteny from Lituania.
You can walk along the main streets- Independence Street and Mykhailo Hrushevsky Street - and see the oldest buildings: the old drugstore building and the building of the district polyclinic. You can also see the Resurrection Church, St.Andrew's Church, several monuments and parks.