Ukraine is one of the most amazing but also one of the most underrated countries in the world. It is a young and developing country and is home to some of the most stunning tourist attractions. Along with that, it has a rich ancient history where you will discover the true spirit of its culture and traditions. From its gorgeous landscapes to fairytale castles, to its fabulous cuisine, the country has quite fascinating sites for its visitors. A also has a vibrant culture and rich history that makes it one of the most charming countries to visit.
Ukraine is a beautiful European country situated in the eastern part of the continent. It has a population of about 43 million inhabitants. Ukrainians are considered as the most amazing and hospitable people who love to interact with the tourists. The country was once a part of the Soviet Union and got its independence after the union crumbled in 1991. This is why the nation hosts an ancient past and has also experienced many invasions. It’s been on the news from the time when the Russian troops tried to occupy the eastern border of the country. But there are many other fascinating facts about this nation that most people don’t know much. So, we have decided to make today’s article about this incredible nation that will highlight some fun facts about this country as well.
So with that, here are ten things you did not know about Ukraine
It Is One Of The Largest Country
Everybody knows that Russia is the largest country in the world, which lies both in Asia and Europe. But little did people know that in terms of area, Ukraine is also the second-largest country in Europe, after Russia. The total area of this immense country is about 603,628 square kilometers that stretch from Russia in the east to Poland in the west. However, the majority of the country lies within the East European Plain. Besides Russian and Poland, the state also shares its border with five other countries, which include Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova
The Country Is Home To seven Wonders
Ukraine hosts the best geographical location in Europe and is home to many invasions and architecture. The country is considered as the cultural center as it hosts one of the bests World Heritage Sites. One of the most famous ones is the 11th-century Saint-Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv draws. Not only this cathedral attracts tourists from around the world, but the ancient city of Chersonesus and the primeval beech forests of the Carpathians are also one of the most visited sites in Ukraine.
It Has The Deepest Metro Station In The World
Along with the world Heritage Sites, Ukraine also hosts the current deepest metro station in the world. Arsenalna, a station on Kyiv’s Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska line, is the only metro station in the world that has a depth of about 105.5 meters. To catch the train, you first have to travel down to the platform on the escalator for five long minutes.
Ukrainians Love MacDonald’s
McDonald’s is, no doubt, one of the most famous and biggest restaurant franchises in the world. Though, the meal is more common among the adult, but not for Ukrainians. The country is home to one of the busiest McDonald restaurants in the world, where you can see people from almost every age. This restaurant is situated just next to the deepest train station in the world.
The country has The Most Educated Nation In The World
Ukraine is home to one of the most educated nations in the world. The literacy rate of the country highest as above 99.4% of people who have their ages of 15 and over can read and write. It has higher education percentages in Europe per capita. It holds the 4th place in the world by the number of citizens with high education.
It Is Home To The First Constitution In The Modern World
We know that almost every country of the world is following a constitutional system. But have you ever thought that who would be the first person to introduce the world with the constitution? Well, it was a Ukrainian named Pylyp Orlyk. He was the first person to announced the “Constitution of the rights and freedoms of the Zaporozhian Army.” The incredible thing about him is that he announced this on the same day he was elected as the Hetman of the Zaporozhian army.
It Is The Heart Of Europe
We know that the title was quite enough to shock you, as many other countries of the European continent also claim to hold the same position. But, the fact is that Ukraine also hosts one of the geological centers of Europe. There is a small town in the west of Ukraine, situated outside Rakhiv near the village of Dilove. This town is considered as the geological center point of the continent, no matter from which side you measure Europe.
The Country Also Has Many Ghost Towns
Over history, this ancient country has been a part of many invasions, and hence, the destruction also. The nation was also a part of the biggest and deadliest nuclear disaster of all time, the Chernobyl Disaster. There are about four ghost towns in the country, and the most famous is Pripyat or Prypiat. This ghost town was remained empty for 33 years after the initial nuclear invasion.
While English is the most widely spoken language all over the world but you might be disappointed to hear that it is Ukrainians who don’t speak English. They do understand English, but the most widely spoken languages of the country are Ukrainian and Russian. Ukrainian is the national language of the state. It is also ranked 3rd after French and Persian for having the most beautiful language in the world at a global linguistic contest held in Paris in 1934.
It Has One Of The Strongest Military In The World
Ukraine is hosting one of the most powerful militaries in the world since it got its independence after the crumbling up of the Soviet Union. The country has the second-largest military in Europe as it hosts more than 1,182,000 military personals. The Ukrainian army has inherited most of its military equipment and structure from the Soviet Union.