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Capital : Kyiv
Language :  Ukrainian
Currency :  Ukrainian hryvnia
Population : 42 650 186
Area : 603 500 km2

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Ukraine facts

1. Independence from the USSR was obtained on August 24, 1991.
2. The population density is 75 people / km2.
3. This country is twice as large as Poland.
4. The main religion is Orthodoxy.
5. The longest river is the Dnieper.
7. In Ukraine there are over 25,000 artificial water reservoirs.
9. The highest peak – Hoverla 2,061 m above sea level
10. Political system – democracy.

11. In Kiev, there is the third most-visited McDonald’s in the world (over 2 million people a year).

12. Ukraine has the world’s largest manganese ore deposits, 11% of all deposits in the world.

13. Christians can not play cards because it is considered a gamble.

14. The oldest recognized constitution in the world was created by the Ukrainian Pylyp Orlyk in 1710.

Autor: Turyst

15. The national dish is borscht.

16. The geographical center of Europe is in a small town in western Ukraine – Rahiv.

17. The heaviest silver coin in the world is a coin on the occasion of “10 years of revival of the hryvnia”. It weighs 1 kilogram.

18. Bread is eaten with everything. Some even with fruit and various desserts.

19. Most of the minor ailments are treated with vodka.

20. 53% of the population speak Ukrainian, the rest speak Russian.

21. Monument of the Ukrainian poet – Taras Shevchenko was placed in 1200 places in the world, mostly in western Ukraine.

22. There is the world’s largest glass with a capacity of over 56 liters.

Autor: MR

23. The wedding rings are worn on the right hand.

24. The Ukrainian national anthem consists of only six lines (four in the form of a poem and two in the form of a choir). Other verses are considered politically incorrect.

25. The police have 90% of the cases solved. The reason for such a good result is the fact that they do not deal with “trivial” cases such as theft of a mobile phone.

26. Ukraine represents one of the most free cultures in the world.

Autor: MR

27. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 20 place,
      – 2018 year – 28 place.

28. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 160,000 professional and 1,000,000 reservists,
      – 2018 year – 182,000 professional and 1,000,000 reservists.

29. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 4100 tanks, 6400 armored vehicles, 400 jet aircraft and 125 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 2214 tanks, 11868 armored vehicles, 239 jet aircraft and 94 helicopters.

30. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $4,800,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $4,880,000,000 .

31. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 115 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 190 ships.

Autor: Wojak

32. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

Autor: alfa

33. The Minister of Culture forbade the broadcast of the film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in Ukrainian cinemas.

Autor: Aneta

34. In 2008 and 2013, the Ukrainian hryvnia was chosen the most beautiful currency in the world.

Autor: Alicja

35. In Ukraine, schools have a 12-grade scale of grades.

Autor: Monika90

36. 10-year-old Vitaly Nechaev achieved such an impressive knowledge of the history of Kievan Rus that he was awarded the title of professor.

37. After the collapse of the USSR, Ukraine was the third atomic power in the world. They transferred their entire nuclear arsenal in 1994 to Russia in exchange for financial assistance.

Autor: Natalia

38. The closed zone around Chernobyl inhabits illegally over 500 people.

39. In Kiev, there is the lowest metro station in the world. It has a depth of 105 meters.

Autor: Sylwia

40. Warsaw and Lviv as the only cities were honored with the Virtuti Militari order.

Autor: Regina

41. Pornography in this country is illegal. Movies or press of this type can be purchased only after receiving a doctor’s prescription. By breaking this recipe, you can hit the bars for up to 3 years.

Autor: Janusz

42. The minimum wage is 1 301 hryvnia (about 220 zlotys) per month and 7.8 hryvnia (about 1.4 zlotys) per hour (data from 2014).

43. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 9 140 ₴.

44. The amount of income tax in Ukraine is 18%.

45. Retired women can go at the age of 57, and men at the age of 60.

46. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9.7% .

Autor: Daria

47. 5 Ukrainians have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

48. The richest of them is Rinat Akhmetov with assets worth over $6.7 billion.

Autor: $$$NaBogato$$$

49. In Ukraine, an average person consumes about 13.9 liters of pure alcohol per year.

50. The national alcohol is horiłce.

Autor: AlkoWorld

51. The most drinks are spirit – 48%, then beer – 40%, wine – 9%, and other alcoholic beverages – 3%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

52. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

53. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

54. The average IQ level is 97.

Autor: EduKacJa

55. In this country there are 0.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 85 579 people).

Autor: Reebeka

56. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Autor: Adrianna

57. The national tree is pine.

Autor: Alma

58. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

59. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on highways from 110 to 130 km / h.

60. In 2012, 5,099 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

Autor: AutoMania

61. In this country there are over 169 496 km of paved roads including over 199 km of expressways (0.26% of all roads in the world).

62. In this country there are 187 airports, 108 with paved surface.

63. In this country there are over 21,619 km of railway tracks.

Autor: Marlène

64. In Kiev, there is a metro line with a length of 67.6 km (52 ​​stations). It was opened in 1960. Annually, about 500 million people use it.

65. In three Ukrainian cities there are metro lines (Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov and Kiev).

Autor: Marlène

66. In this country, over 19 099 000 (2015) 40 912 381 (2018) people have access to internet (around 96% of the population).

67. About 4,600,000 (2015) 9,500,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Autor: NET

68. The country’s top-level domain is .ua . There are over 678 560 websites with such an extension.

69. The most popular pages with the extension .ua are: google.com.ua, yandex.ua and ex.ua.

Autor: http

70. The country has 2018 over $17 748 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.11% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Autor: Vinamra

71. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $136 067 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $112,000,000,000 .

72. The internal debt at the beginning of 2015 was 41% GDP, or around: $1,025,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $13,321 .

73. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $126 300 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $116,290,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

74. 21% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Autor: Łasuch

75. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 200 cigarettes a month.

Autor: VViki

76. In Kiev there are over 1,888 buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters.

Autor: BobBudowniczy

77. The lowest temperature: -41,9 °C was measured in Lugansk.

78. The highest temperature: 42 °C was measured in Lugansk.

Autor: weather

79. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Autor: medi

80. The average life expectancy in this country is 67.5 years (women – 73.5 years and men – 61.8 years).

Autor: Wilga

81. Six citizens of Ukraine received the Nobel Prize.

Autor: redsun

82. In this country, women can get married at the age of 17, and men aged 18.

83. In this country, women having their first child on average 25.8 years old.

84. 10 women give birth to 15 children on average

Autor: Nadia

85. The average age of people living in this country is 40.1 years.

86. The country is around:
6 508 000 people (15.22%) in the age range 0-14 years.
29 496 000 people (68.98%) in the age range 15-64 years.
6 756 200 people (15.8%) who are over 65 years old.

87. In this country, about 458 000 children are born each year (1.1% of the population), and about 618,000 people die (1.4% of the population).

Autor: Sara19

88. In this country, a person who is 14 years old is subject to criminal liability.

89. There are 412810 km2 of agricultural land in Ukraine (75% of the country).

90. 66 people in 1000 possess firearms.

Autor: Statyk

91. The highest located city in the country is Yasinia.

92. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 33 days.

93. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

Autor: Statyk

94. The work week is 40 hours.

95. 67% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

96. 96010 km2 of the country is covered by forests (17.3%)

97. The last death penalty was completed in 1997.

Autor: Statyk

98. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 18%, and for companies 18% (2018).

99. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

100. The level of inflation in 2018 is 8.9%.

Autor: Fan%

101. Ukraine has 24300 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Autor: Vinamra

What is the highest peak in Ukraine?
The highest peak in Ukraine is Hoverla (2061 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Ukraine?
The largest river in Ukraine is the Dnieper.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Ukraine?
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What is the national dish?
The national dish is borscht.

answer: MR

Which Ukraine has national colors?
National colors: blue and yellow.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is horiłce.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Ukraine?
Ukraine borders on such countries as: Belarus 891 km, Hungary 103 km, Moldova 940 km, Poland 428 km, Romania 537 km, Russia 1 576 km, Slovakia 90 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 40,1 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 1 301 hryvnia (about 220 zlotys) per month and 7.8 hryvnia (about 1.4 zlotys) per hour (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Ukraine?
The population density is 77 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 42 ° C was measured in Lugansk.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -41,9 ° C was measured in Lugansk.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta