Ukraine is the largest contiguous country on the European continent with an area of 603,628 km km2. It borders the Russian Federation to the northeast and east, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, Black Sea to the south and Sea of Azov to the southeast.
Asked in Ukraine
What is the capital of Ukraine?
Kyiv (Kiev), the capital of Ukraine, is one of the oldest cities of Eastern Europe, having been founded, according to legend, in 462 AD. It is situated on the right and the left banks of the river Dnipro (Dnieper) and its current population is 2.5 million people. Historically, other cities have served as Ukrainian capitals. After the fall of Kyivan-Rus, L'viv served as capital of the remaining Halych-Volyn Principality from 1272-1340. Under Mazepa, during the Hetmanate, Baturyn was the capital from 1669-1708, and from 1750-1764. And, after Ukraine's incorporation into the USSR, Kharkiv served as capital of the Ukrainian SSR from 1919-1934. "Kyiv" is the official transliteration of the Ukrianan name of the city. "Kiev" is the older version of the name, transliterated from the Russian name of the city. CapitAl. Since 1934 Kiev has been the capital of Ukraine.
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Is it true that Ukraine is a very poor country?
Ukraine is not a "well-developed" country, however it is not a "developing" country either. Its a developed country. It is poor in contrast with much of the rest of the Europe, especially Western Europe, but in comparison with most countries of South America, Asia and Africa, Ukraine is doing very well.
Asked in Ukraine, Hotels and Lodging
What are good hotels in Artemovsk Donetsk Ukraine?
What do the colors of the Russian flag symbolize?
According to Wikipedia: While there are several theories as to the origin and reason for the choice of white, blue and red for the colours, none is currently accepted as universally correct. There is no official meaning assigned to the colours in Russian laws. The three colours purportedly came from the coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, which depict Saint George wearing white (silver) armor, riding a white horse, wearing a blue cape and holding a blue shield, on a red field. According to another version, these three colours were associated with the robes of the Virgin Mary, the holy protectress of Russia. Yet another interpretation of the three colours is that the order that they are placed in reflected the Russian social system under the monarchy: white represents God, blue the Tsar and red the peasants. Another very common interpretation is the association of colours with the main parts of the Russian Empire: white thus represents Belarus ("White Russia"), blue Ukraine (or Malorossia, "Little Russia"), and red "Great Russia".
Asked in Christmas, Ukraine, Christmas Gift Giving
What are the Ukrainian traditional Christmas gifts?
Asked in Languages and Cultures, Ukraine
What languages are spoken in Ukraine?
The 1 official language in Ukraine is Ukrainian, which is also the national language. There are also 12 government recognized languages: Belarusian Bulgarian Crimean Tatar Gagauz Greek Hebrew Hungarian Polish Romanian Russian Slovak Yiddish The indigenous minority languages are: Crimean Tatar Krymchak Karaim Urum The main foreign languages are: Russian English German French Spanish Chinese Italian Arabic Ukrainian Sign Language (Українська жестова мова) is the sign language of the deaf community of Ukraine.