Irpin or Irpen is a city located on the Irpin River in Kiev Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. The city's population is 40,275 (as of 2006). The city houses a railway station, built in 1899. From 2003, the "Irpen Film Festival" for alternative cinematography takes place every year. Irpin was first founded in 1899, during construction of the Kiev Kovel railway line. Railway workers founded the town near the railway road along with other localities such as Bucha and Vorzel. The city's name (along with the city of Vorzel) was chosen due to its location on the Irpin River.
In 1956, Irpin's status was changed to that of a "city of raion (district) subordinance," subordinate to the Kiev-Sviatoshyn Raion (district).