Rivne – is a city of regional importance in Ukraine. Rivne is the third most populous city in western Ukraine after Lviv and Chernivtsi.
Rivne is the center of Rivne region. Located in the northwest of the country. The area of the region is 20.1 thousand km (3.3% of the territory of Ukraine).
The city is bordered in the north with Brest and Gomel region of Belarus, in the east with Zhitomir, in the south-east with Khmelnytsky, in the south with Ternopil, in the south-west with Lviv, in the west with Volyn region.
The region is crossed by the highway Kyiv-Warsaw, Kyiv-Brest, Kyiv-Lviv, Lviv-Zhytomyr, Kyiv-Chernivtsi.
The city is located on the river Ustya. Through the city runs such roads as Kyiv-Zhytomyr-Rivne-Dubno-Lviv-Chop (M06, part E40), Rivne-Lutsk-Ustilug (N22) and Starokostyantyniv -Ostroh-Zdolbuniv-Rivne-Sarny-Jitkovici (Belarus) (R05).
Almost 50 thousand students study in more than 20 educational institutions of I-IV level of accreditation. In the list of educational establishments of our region The National University of Water and Environmental Engineering is well know in Ukraine and abroad.
Rivne is a cultural center of the state - there are theaters (regional theater, puppet theater and several theater studios) Philharmonic, The Organ and Chamber Music Hall, a number of museums, palaces and houses of culture, cinemas, numerous libraries; the city has several parks and a zoo.
Rivne Zoo - zoological park of national importance. The area reached 13.5 hectares, where live 150 animal species (at about 500 units). The zoo display 24 species of animals listed in the International Red Book and Red Book of Ukraine.
Rivne regional local history museum - the main collection of materials and objects of material and spiritual culture of Rivne.
Dubno castle of Ostroh princes. The castle of Ostrog princes is one of the oldest buildings of the city of Dubno. The original date of its construction is considered in 1492.
Rivne region. Basalt columns
The castle of Ostroh princes in Ostroh. This castle -is the only one in Ukraine and Eastern Europe with one towel still residential castle, which was saved to this day.
Mezhyrich monastery-fortress Church of the monastery - one of the two greatest temple buildings of XV century in Ukraine, and the fortress of monastery is a first-class fortress of XVII century.
Tunnel of love. This botanical phenomenon – is the green tunnel in the forest, formed thickets of trees and shrubs that are intertwined with each other and created a wonderful thick tunnel arch shape.
Koretsk Trinity monastery. Ancient monastery dates back to the XI century.