Fact – 1
Ukraine is the largest country by area (603,549 km²), which is entirely located in Europe. The second-largest European country is France.
Fact – 2
The capital and largest city of Ukraine is Kyiv. According to the legend, it was founded by the brothers Kiy, Shchek, Horiv and their sister Lybid back in 482. However, historians believe that education took place in the VIII-X centuries.
Fact – 3
According to Global Firepower, Ukraine ranks 15th in the ranking of the world’s most powerful armies. In the ranking of military power among European states, Ukraine is in 6th place.
Fact – 4
The world’s largest and most powerful AN-225 Mriya aircraft was built in Ukraine.
Fact – 5
Vyshyvanka is a traditional Ukrainian clothing for women, men and children. Vyshyvanka is a kind of amulet.
Fact – 6
Borsch and varenyky are one of the most popular traditional Ukrainian dishes.
Fact – 7
The Oleshky sands, located in the Kherson region, are considered the largest desert in Europe. They are still often called the Ukrainian “Sahara”.
Fact – 8
The photo shows one of the most romantic and unique places in Ukraine – the Tunnel of Love near the village of Klevan.
Fact – 9
Ukrainians are the most singing nation. There are 15,500 Ukrainian folk works in the UNESCO sound library. The Italians are in second place with 6,000 songs.
Fact – 10
After the collapse of the USSR, one of the first steps of independent Ukraine was to renounce nuclear weapons.
Fact – 11
Ukraine ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of citizens with higher education.
Fact – 12
The “Optymistychna (Optimistic)” karst cave, located in the Ternopil region, is considered the longest gypsum cave in the world.
Fact – 13
1/4 of all chernozem reserves of the planet are concentrated on the territory of Ukraine. The country is called the granary of Europe. In terms of wheat exports, Ukraine ranks fifth in the world.
Fact – 14
Ukraine is also the largest producer of sunflower in the world.
Fact – 15
National University “Ostroh Academy” is the first higher educational institution in Eastern Europe. Ostroh Academy was founded in 1576.
Fact – 16
In Kyiv, there is the world’s deepest metro station – Arsenalna. It was built in 1960, and its depth is 105.5 meters.
Fact – 17
The main street of Kyiv – Khreschatyk is the shortest central capital street in Europe. Its length is only 1.3 km.
Fact – 18
Trembita is the longest folk wind instrument in the world.
Fact – 19
In 1710, the Ukrainian Hetman of the Zaporizhzhya Army, Philip Orlyk, wrote the world’s first constitution. In the USA, for example, the constitution was adopted in 1787.
Fact – 20
In Kyiv, near the railway station, there is the third most visited McDonald’s in the world.
Fact – 21
The first frame hive was invented in Ukraine in 1814 by Peter Prokopovich. Therefore, it is not surprising that among the world leaders in honey production, Ukraine shares the third place with Argentina.
Fact – 22
Near Nikopol, on the spit near Lapynka, you can hear the sands singing. This rare natural phenomenon appears after rain, when a thin crust forms on the surface of the sand.
Fact – 23
One of the most famous Christmas carols “Carol of the Bells” in the world was written by the Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych.
Fact – 24
Lviv has the largest number of cafés per capita in the world. There are about 1,500 restaurants in the city.
Fact – 25
In the Kyiv Museum of Miniatures, you can see the flea corner and other miniatures of the master Mykola Syadristy.