Borova, Kharkiv Oblast

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Borova (Ukrainian: Борова, Russian: Боровая) is an urban-type settlement in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Borova Raion. Population: 5,619 (2017 est.)Borova is located to the southeast of Kharkiv.


Borova is situated on the eastern bank of Krasno-Oskol reservoir of the Oskol River. Distance from Kharkiv via the railway 193 km, by the road 165 km. The core railway station namely Pereddonbasivska (approx. 1,5 km). Boyni and Pydliman are the nearest villages. Distance from Borova to Pydliman is about 2 km. A pine massif is here.


It was a village in Kharkov Governorate of the Russian Empire. A local newspaper is published here since 1934. During World War II it was under German occupation from July 1942 to February 1943.Urban-type settlement since 1968.In January 1989 the population was 7396 people. In January 2013 the population was 5740 people.



The Central bus-station links villages and cities by the P-78 and P-79 roads. Borova is on the P-79 road which connects Krasnohrad via Izium with Kupiansk and further crosses into Russia. There are local roads as well. Borova railway station is on the railway connecting Izium and Sloviansk with Kupiansk where it has further access to Kharkiv and to Valuyki and Liski in Russia.


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