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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

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. At the beginning of 2017, the first child in Europe with three biological parents was born in Kiev.

3. The national top-level domain is .ua . There are over 678,560 websites with this extension.

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

5. In this country there are more than 169 496 km of paved roads including over 199 km of express roads (0.26% of all roads in the world).

6. The country has 187 airports, 108 of the paved surface.

7. In this country there are more than 21 619 km of railway tracks.

8. There are metro lines in three Ukrainian cities (Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Kiev).

9. They eat bread with everything. Some even with fruit and various desserts.

10. They cure most minor ailments with vodka.

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

12. 10-year-old Vitaly Nechaev achieved such impressive knowledge of the history of Kievan Rus that he was awarded the title of professor.

13. Political system – democracy.

14. Christians cannot play cards because this is considered gambling.


Geography in Ukraine

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

2. This country is twice as large as Poland.

3. Ukraine borders with 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.

4. The longest river is the Dnieper.

5. There are over 25,000 artificial water reservoirs in Ukraine.

6. The highest peak – Hoverla 2,061 m a.s.l.

7. There is 412810 km2 of arable land in Ukraine (75% of the country’s area).

8. Yasinia is the highest city in the country.

9. 96,010 km2 of the country’s area is covered by forests (17.3%)

10. The closed zone around Chernobyl is inhabited by over 500 people illegally.

103. The nearest capital in a straight line from Kiev is Chişinău (Moldova) – 400 km.

104. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Kiev is Wellington (New Zealand) – 17099 km.


Finance in Ukraine

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

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

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 18%, and for companies 18% (2018).

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 136 067 000 000 (PLN 582 366 760 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 112,000,000,000 (PLN 479 360,000,000).

7. 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 .

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

9. This country has in 2018 more than $ 17,748,000,000 (PLN 75,961,440,000) in foreign currency reserves (0.11% of all foreign currency reserves countries of the world).

10. Ukraine has 24,300 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Ukraine

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

2. The Minister of Culture banned the broadcast of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in Ukrainian cinemas.

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

4. 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.

5. Women can retire at 57 and men at 60.

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 18%, and for companies 18% (2018).

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

8. Pornography in this country is illegal. Films or newspapers of this type can be purchased only after receiving a prescription from the doctor. By breaking this recipe you can be sent to bars for up to 3 years.

9. The police have up to 90% of cases resolved. The reason for such a good result is the fact that they practically do not deal with “trivial” cases of theft of a mobile phone at all.

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

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

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

13. The last death penalty was completed in 1997.


Education in Ukraine

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 97.

4. In Ukraine, a 12-grade scale applies to schools.

5. In a country that is 0,2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 85 579 people).


Work in Ukraine

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

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 140 9,140 (PLN 1,188).

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

4. Women can retire at 57 and men at 60.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9.7% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 18%, and for companies 18% (2018).

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

8. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Ukraine

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

2. The heaviest silver coin in the world is the coin celebrating “10 years of revival of the hryvnia”. It weighs 1 kilogram.

3. The monument to the Ukrainian poet – Taras Shevchenko was erected in 1200 places around the world, mostly in western Ukraine.

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

5. The longest river is the Dnieper.

6. The highest peak – Hoverla 2,061 m a.s.l.

7. Yasinia is the highest city in the country.

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

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

10. Lowest temperature: -41.9 ° C was measured in Lugansk.

11. Highest temperature: 42 ° C was measured in Lugansk.


Army in Ukraine

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 20 place,
2018 > year – 28 place.

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

3. Amount 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.

4. Army spending:
2014 year – $ 4,800,000,000 (PLN 20,544,000,000),
2018 year – $ 4,880,000,000 (PLN 20,886 400,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 115 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style="color: green;"> 190 ships.


Society in Ukraine

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1. Five Ukrainians have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

2. In Ukraine, an average adult consumes about 13.9 liters of pure alcohol annually.

3. Most drink alcohol – 48%, followed by beer – 40%, wine – 9%, and other alcoholic beverages – 3%.

4. In 2012, as a result of road accidents, 5,099 people lost their lives.

5. Women can retire at 57 and men at 60.

6. The average IQ level is 97.

7. 21% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

9. On average, women give birth to 1.5 children.

10. In this country, more than 19 099 000 (2015) 40 912 381 (2018) people have access to internet (about 96% of the population).

11. About 4,600,000 (2015) 9,500,000 (2018) Facebook accounts were established.

12. The population density is 75 people / km2.

13. The main religion is Orthodoxy.

15. Six Ukrainian citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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

17. In this country there are 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%) over 65 years old.

18. In this country, approximately 458,000 children are born annually (1.1% of the population), and approximately 618,000 people die (1.4% of the population).

19. 66 people out of 1000 have firearms.

20. 67% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

21. In this country the average adult person smokes 200 cigarettes a month.

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


Symbols of Ukraine

1. National alcohol is horiłce vodka.

2. The national tree is pine.

3. The national dish is borscht.

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


Customs in Ukraine

1. They wear rings on their right hand.


History of Ukraine

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1. After the fall of the USSR, Ukraine was the third atomic power in the world. They handed over their entire nuclear arsenal in 1994 to Russia in exchange for financial assistance.

2. Independence from the USSR was obtained on August 24, 1991.

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

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


Language in Ukraine

1. 53% of the population speaks Ukrainian, the rest speak Russian.


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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 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


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