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Full nameUkraine
Capital CityKyiv
LanguageUkrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish and Hungarian
CurrencyUkrainian Hryvnia
ReligionUkrainian Orthodox, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic, Muslim, Protestant and Jewish
National Anthem"Shche Ne Vmerla Ukraina"
NewspaperInterfax and Ukrainian Journal.
Places to VisitKyiv, Odesa, Carpathian National Natural Park, Caves Monastery and St Sophia Cathedral & Monastery
TransportAirways; Railways; Roadways; Waterways
Shoppingdesigner clothes, handmade arts and crafts, woodwork, paintings, ceramics and jewelry

Introduction : Once the epicenter of the East Slavic civilization that flourished in the medieval times, the country of Ukraine - and specially its capital Kiev - is steeped in a rich cultural and historical past. It gained its freedom for the final time, in 1991, when the USSR disintegrated. The name of the country is said to have its origins in an old word of Slavic source. However, both the Ukranian word "Krayina" and the old Slavic word "Kraj" boil down to the same meaning - 'land' or 'country'.

Location of Ukraine : the country of Ukraine is located in the eastern region of the continent of Europe. It bordered by Russia in the East, the Black Sea in the south, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland in the west and Belarus in the north.

Physical Map of Ukraine : the landscape of the Ukraine mostly comprises of flats criss-crossed by the Dniester, Dnieper, Southern Buh and the Seversky Donets rivers. Large sections of the country are stretches of plain land without a single tree around. If the land at all rises, it only does so to form plateaus. There are mountains in the land too, Mount Carpathian being the highest. Ukraine is also full of fertile plains. All the rivers in the country flow into the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

Climate of Ukraine : the predominant climatic condition in Ukraine is of the pleasantly continental kind. However, the weather conditions are not evenly dispersed through the land. The summers in Ukraine generally border on the warmer side of the barometer, while the winters are cold and wet or damp. Snowfall can also be experienced during the winter months. But neither rainfall nor snow fall is distributed evenly in Ukraine. In most cases, the west and the north receive more precipitation than the other regions in the country. The summers last between May and September, while the winters stretch from October to April.

Flora and Fauna of Ukraine : Ukraine being a well watered country, there are abundant varieties and species of flora populating the land. From aquatic plants to oaks to vascular plants, the diversity is large. Roses too are to be found in the country. Fauna of the land of Ukraine is an exotic collection too. Here is a list of names to illustrate: bisons, zebras, scottish ponies, buffalos and the unique and rare Przevalski's horse. Avian fauna in the country of Ukraine include both common and exotic species. Some of the names that are to be found around are pheasants, swans, cranes, ostriches and peacocks.

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Last Updated Date: August 21st, 2017