The average rainfall totals 513 mm (20 in) per year, with the most in June and July.
Archeological evidence discovered in the area of present-day Kharkov indicates that a local population has existed in that area since the 2nd millennium BC.
As a reminder of those events there is still a residence area in Kharkov called Rogan, which is a word in Moldavian.
Not many people in the modern Kharkov know about the fact that over third of the people who lived there since the city was founded were not Ukrainians.
When you are in the city, you will have a chance to see the monument to Kharkov (the founder of the city).
The legendary city founder is sitting on his horse in the very beginning of the Lenin Avenue.
Cultural artifacts date back to the Bronze Age as well as those of later Scythian and Sarmatian settlers.
The seasonal average temperatures are not too cold in winter and not too hot in summer: -6.9 °C (20 °F) in January, and 20.3 °C (68.5 °F) in July.There are hundreds of industrial companies in the city which specialize mostly in machinery.Among them there are world famous giants like the Morozov Design Bureau and the Malyshev Tank Factory, leaders in tank production since the 1930s; Hartron (aerospace and nuclear electronics); and the Turboatom (turbines producer).Kharkov's industry also includes food and tobacco processing, printing, and the manufacture of chemicals.The most popular landmark of Kharkov is the Freedom Square, the third largest city square in Europe, and the 7th largest one in the world.The city was captured by Nazi Germany and its military allies on 24 October 1941; the city was successfully retaken by the Soviets on 16 February 1943, captured for a second time by the Germans on 16 March 1943 and then finally liberated on 23 August 1943.Before the occupation, Kharkov's tank industries were evacuated to the Urals with all their equipment, and became the heart of Red Armie's tank programs (particularly, producing the legendary T-34 tank earlier designed in Kharkov).The solid concrete and good engineering allowed Gosprom to survive 2 attempts to blow the building up by the German invaders during the World War II.The city of Kharkov is one of the largest transportation centres in Ukraine, which is connected to numerous cities of the world by air, rail and road traffic.3/4 century ago it lost its status of the capital of Ukraine (Soviet Ukraine) but it did not lose its beauty.The city is located in the northeast of the country. Kharkov has a rich cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial life. Even when there was a crisis, the city never stopped developing.