Vyshhorod or Vyshgorod is a city in the Kiev Oblast (province) in central Ukraine, the immediate northern suburb to the national capital Kiev, located upstream along the Dnieper River. Population: 27,000 (2011 est.) Vyshhorod is a historical town that experienced rises and declines over the centuries. It is now the administrative center of the Vyshhorodskyi Raion, a notable industrial center as well as a growing bedroom community for Kiev.
Vyshhorod is located on a hilly right bank of the Dnieper River adjoining the dam of the Kiev Reservoir. The earliest historical mention of Vyshgorod, which name literally translates as "the town upstream", dates as early as 946, when it was described as the favourite residence of Saint Olga. Also mentioned in De Administrando Imperio, Vyshgorod had been the fortified castle and residence of the monarchs of Kievan Rus on the Dnieper from that time until 1240, when the Mongols sacked it. It was there that Vladimir the Great kept a harem of 300 concubines.