Ukr. geogr. z. 2014, N4:38-45

L. Rudenko – Institute of Geography of the Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv;
I. Savchuk – Institute of Geography of the Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv.


The analysis of existing methodological approaches to classification of the international functions of cities showed that there is no common understanding of the principles and criteria for their selection in social geography. In Ukraine, such studies are not developed and primarily focused on the role of the state capital. Globalization processes directly affect various aspects of the state and its cities’ socio-economic development which found its manifestation in formation of the main international functions components in the country’s leading cities. They manifest the most in Kyiv, under the influence of the capital factor.

Key words: 
international functions of cities, classification, Ukrainian cities

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