Those who love to travel around the world might take one of these following facts about Ukraine really important to read. Ukraine is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with all its history and scenery. It’s bordered with many countries on four sides of winds. On east and northeast, it’s bordered by Russian Federation; on west and northwest, by Belarus, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary; on the southwest by Moldova; on the south and southeast, by the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. These borders make Ukraine have different cultures. To get to know more about it, here are the other facts about Ukraine you may like.
Facts about Ukraine 1: Ukrainian Lullaby
George Gershwin wrote one of the world’s most famous songs, “Summertime”, after being inspired by an old Ukrainian lullaby called “Sleep Is Tiptoeing About” performed by the Ukrainian National Chorus.
Facts about Ukraine 2: Most Visited McDonald
The third most visited McDonald’s in the world is located in Kiev, near the train station. This restaurant has always been in the top five most crowded McDonald’s in the world. Last year, it served 2.283.399 visitors.
Facts about Ukraine 3: Arsenalnaya Metro Station
Arsenalnaya Metro Station located in Kiev is the deepest in the world (105 meters). The station was built in 1960, very close to the House of Parliament. According to some reports, the tunnels near Arsenalnaya house secret shelters was built specially for the political elite.
Facts about Ukraine 4: Drinkers
Ukrainians are the fifth most-drinking nation in the world. Only Moldavians, Russians, Hungarians and Czechs are ahead of them. An average Ukrainian older than 15 drinks 15.6 liters of alcohol a year.
Facts about Ukraine 5: Manganese Ore
Ukraine has the world’s largest reserves of manganese ore – 2.3 billion tons or about 11% of all deposits of the world. This is somewhat similar to Costa Rica in America. Check for more Costa Rica facts.
Facts about Ukraine 6: Christmas Songs
One of the most famous Christmas songs “Schedrik”, a folk song written by a Ukrainian composer, Mykola Leontovich is known to the rest of the world as “Carol of the Bells” or “Ring Christmas Bells”.
Facts about Ukraine 7: Ukrainian National Anthem
The Ukrainian national anthem consists of only six lines: four in a verse and two in a chorus. The remaining verses of the anthem are considered politically incorrect. (“We’ll stand, brothers, in bloody battle, from the Syan to the Don” implies a claim to the territories of Russia and Poland).
Facts about Ukraine 8: Spacecraft Transportation
Ukrainians invented a plane with the largest freight-carrying capacity in the world – the An-225 “Mriya”. Originally, it was designed for spacecraft transportation. Now it specializes in freight haulage.
Facts about Ukraine 9: Third Largest Arsenal of Nuclear
Ukraine, on its own initiative, refused the third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world. At the moment of the declaration of independence, Ukraine had over a thousand nuclear warheads and the third largest nuclear potential after Russia and America.
Facts about Ukraine 10: Traditional School Uniform
The traditional school uniform of female Ukrainian students – a cotton knee-length black dress layered with a white apron-like piece and waistband tie – very closely resembles the “French maid” costumes we sometimes see in costume parties.
Those following facts about Ukraine might make you want to visit the country. With all history and things, this country is really beautiful and interesting to visit. Hope you found those Ukraine facts useful.