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What is Ukraine?

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What is Ukraine?

What is Ukraine?

For those who are expecting their first acquaintance with Ukraine, we have prepared basic information that will be useful to a foreign traveler.


Ukraine is an independent state located in the southeastern part of Europe, washed by the Black and Azov seas. It is the largest country in size entirely in Europe. In addition, the geographical center of Europe is located on the territory of Ukraine - not far from the city of Rakhiv, Transcarpathian region.

The capital of Ukraine is the hero town of Kyiv, also the largest city in the country and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Among the largest cities of our state are also Kharkiv, Dnipro, Donetsk, Odesa, Lviv.

The state language is Ukrainian, and the national currency is hryvnia ($1 is about 26 hryvnia, and €1 is about 30 hryvnia).

The time of the second time zone UTC +2 operates throughout Ukraine. The climate is temperate; in summer and winter, the temperature changes slightly, reaching maximum values ​​in July and minimum values ​​in January.

Ukraine is an industrial and agricultural country with a predominance of raw materials production. Agriculture is one of the leading sectors of the country's economy. The country is rich in unique Ukrainian black soil. They were formed under the steppe vegetation in a climate that, in contrast to the steppes of Eurasia, is softer and more humid, which is due to the influence of the Atlantic and southern seas.

Other leading sectors of the economy: electricity, coal, fuel, oil and gas industries.

Tourist Ukraine: flavor and vivid impressions

Ukraine has fantastic nature – mountains, forests, seas and lakes. There are 7 national historical and cultural reserves on the territory. Sights of the era of Kievan Rus - Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and St. Sophia Cathedral, included in the UNESCO registers. There are over 200 thousand monuments of culture, history, urban planning and architecture, palace and park art, archeology, as well as nearly four hundred museums.

Ukraine is a miracle. It is worth visiting at any time of the year – each of which is unique. The most demanding traveler will find something to do here, because the country combines all types of tourism: from beach to ski, from health and wellness to wine and gastronomic.

By the way, it is very tasty in Ukraine. You can endlessly talk about Ukrainian cuisine and its traditional products and dishes, and we will definitely write separate articles about it.


But the most important thing is that Ukraine is a country open to foreigners from any country in the world. The country is hospitable and welcoming, a country that has something to surprise and fall in love with. And we make small video reviews of interesting places in Ukraine on our YouTube channel VisitUkraine.

So, welcome to Ukraine!