Kiev, Ukraine Factoid
The city, spelled Kiou, made its first appearance on one of the region's oldest English maps in 1570. The spelling of Kiev was first used about 1804 on John Cary's map of Europe. Other historic spellings included Kiow, Kiew and Kiiow, according to a 1650 map by Guillaume de Beauplan. By 1883, though, the Oxford English Dictionary accepted the name and spelling as Kiev.