Poltava Travel Guide

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Poltava Overview

Poltava is one of the Ukraine’s regional centers with the population of over 300,000 inhabitants. The city is located in Poltava Plain on the picturesque banks of the River Vorskla in the north-east of Ukraine.

Administratively the city is divided into three districts: Shevchenko District, Podil District (“Lower District”), and Kiev District. Each district is divided into micro districts, so you have to know the name of the district of your destination. Nobody really uses the official name of the city district describing the way to this or that place. Everybody uses the names of those micro districts such as: Motel, Bus Terminal, Victory Park, Kiev Motorway, Central Market, Zygin Square, Kiev Station, Brayilky, GRL, Levada, Meat-Packing Plant, Vorskla Stadium, etc.

A lot of great men used to live, to study and to work in Poltava at various times, among them: Ivan Kotliarevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Mikhail Dragomanov, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Taras Shevchenko, Ivan Nechuy-Levitsky, Vassiliy Dokuchayev and his student Vladimir Vernadsky, Doctor Nikolay Sklifossovsky.

Today the city produces a favorable impression with its historical monuments, streets and buildings, parks and museums, modern districts, stores and restaurants.

You will be impressed by the cleanliness of the streets, the hospitality of local residents, the unique historical buildings and monuments. The aura of Poltava will always warm your heart and make your soul rejoice. After you visit Poltava, there will be one more place you will really want to go back.