Oguz Kaan Kısa · Jan. 21, 2021
Eastern European country Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Europe with its surface area.
In addition to the capital Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkov, Donetsk, Dnipro and Kherson are among the cities that host the most visitors. Ukraine is one of the favorite destinations of travel lovers in recent years.
Ukraine is among the countries with the highest alcohol consumption in the world. Annual alcohol consumption of Ukrainians over the age of 15 is 15.6 liters. Russia, France, Germany, England and the USA are at the top of the ranking. Contrary to popular belief, the favorite alcoholic beverage of Ukrainians is horilka, not vodka. Horilka is the harsher Ukrainian version of vodka, if you ask what it is, it is literally burning little water.
According to research by European geographers and scientists, Europe’s geographical center is Rakhiv town in the Carpathian Religion, located in the west of Ukraine.
The entire population of Ukraine is literate. More than 20 percent of the population is university graduates in the country, Ukraine has a deep-rooted educational tradition since the Soviet Union era. The proportion of Ukrainian citizens receiving higher education is above the European average.
Ukraine's official language is written in Ukrainian and Cyrillic. Besides Ukrainian, Russian is also widely spoken in the country. In a competition held in Paris in 1934, Ukrainian was chosen as the most melodic language after Italian and the third most beautiful language in the world after French and Persian. The phonetic structure of the language has an effect on the Ukrainian achievement of these titles.
Most Ukrainian words begin with the letter “p”. Among the Eastern Slavic languages, the most used letter in Ukrainian is “o” , the least used letters are “f” and “r”.
Arsenalna Metro Station, located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is 105.5 meters deep. The metro station, which was built so deeply under the Dnieper River, was built in 1960. Reaching the metro station from the surface takes more than 10 minutes by escalators.
The two countries in the world where manganese, which is called the metal that hardens steel, is most abundant in Ukraine and South Africa. The two countries have 90 percent of the entire world manganese reserves.
Ukraine is the country with the largest surface area on the continent with its lands located entirely on the European continent.
The Ukrainian folk instrument trembita is considered the world's largest musical instrument.
Ukraine is one of the few agricultural countries in the world. In addition to the fertile lands, the majority of the country is fed with rivers, eliminating the irrigation problem. Ukraine ships agricultural products to many parts of Europe. Ukraine, which was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II, was shocked when Nazi soldiers filled the country's fertile land on freight trains and took them to Germany.
One of the gifts of Ukraine to world history is constitution writing. On April 5, 1710, when the Ukrainian Cossack Leader Filip Orlik was elected as the leader of the Zaporogue troops, he declared the "Constitution of Rights and Freedoms of the Zaporogue Unions''. This constitution is among the world's first constitutions.
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident, one of the biggest disasters in the world in the recent past, took place on the territory of Ukraine.
The flag of Ukraine has a layout consisting of 2 horizontal stripes of equal size, the top stripe being light blue and the bottom stripe yellow. The blue part represents peace and the sky above the country, while the yellow represents prosperity and the wheat fields. The national flag was adopted in 1918.