Ukraine interesting facts – Do you know your country? We treat everything Ukrainian in a special way this year. Cruel war, suffering, grief and unbridled desire for freedom forced us to rethink our attitude towards Ukraine. For comprehensive development, we offer an express review of the regions of our Ukraine.
Ukraine interesting facts – one fact about each region:
Here passes the longest trolleybus route in the world. It connects Simferopol and Yalta, its length is 86 km.
Vinnytsia region borders on seven other regions and even on Moldova. No other area has so many neighbors.
The longest house in Europe, also called the “beehive house”, is located in Lutsk. Taking into account the branches, the length of the house is 2775 meters.
Krivoy Rog is the longest city in Europe, as much as 126 km long and the largest city in Ukraine, which is not a regional center.
Donetsk region has its own Yalta, Urzuf and many other cities with Crimean names.
The plant for the production of Ukrainian banknotes is located in the Zhytomyr region in the city of Malin. Interestingly, at this plant, the production of the most expensive banknote with modern security elements costs only 60 kopecks for the NBU.
Here is the highest mountainous city of Ukraine – Rakhiv. The city is located at an altitude of 820 meters above sea level.
Khortytsia Island is the largest river island in Ukraine. For a long time before the Cossacks, the Scythians and Polovtsy lived on this island, who left many stone “women” there after themselves.
Here is the largest ski resort in Ukraine Bukovel. The highest point of the resort is Mount Dovga, 1372 m above sea level.
The only region of Ukraine that has an exclave in the form of the city of Slavutych on the territory of the Chernihiv region.
Here is a unique museum of strategic missile forces. There, in an unchanged form, you can see the launch points of intercontinental nuclear missiles and the missiles themselves.
Until 1922, the oldest street in the city of Lugansk was called English, because English engineers settled on this street, invited to work at the iron foundry.
The first documented football match in the history of Ukraine took place on July 14, 1894 in Lvov.
Nikolaev is a city of unique bridges. Here the Varvarovskiy bridge is the only one in Ukraine with a horizontal opening, and another Nikolaev drawbridge is the Ingulsky, which until 1996 had the largest drawbridge in Europe, over 76 meters.
The old part of Odessa is built of shell rock. This is a rock that consists of the remains of marine animals. Thanks to the intensive mining of this stone, a network of catacombs with a length of a thousand kilometers formed under the city.
Ivan Kotlyarevsky was born and lived in the Poltava region, he was the first to write his poem “Aeneid” in the Ukrainian spoken language.
Here is the famous “tunnel of love”, which is located near the city of Klevan. It was formed due to the passage of the train through the forest.
In the city of Krolevets, a unique apple colony grows on an area of 10 hectares. It’s all one tree growing as a bush. And the branches of the tree grew to the ground. The apple tree is already two hundred years old.
The region ranks first in Ukraine in terms of the number of castles. There are 34 of them here. Also here is the largest gypsum cave in Ukraine, the longest cave in Eurasia and the fifth longest cave in the world.
This territory is as big as Belgium. Also in Kharkov is Freedom Square – the largest square in Ukraine.
Oleshkovsky Sands is a huge sandy massif. To stop its spread, about 100,000 pine trees were planted around the edges. It is the largest artificial forest in Europe.
Here is the oldest water mill in Ukraine, built in the early 19th century. It is located and still works in the city of Sataniv.
The tourist capital of the region is the city of Uman, where Sofievsky Park, which was founded in 1796, is located. Every year it is visited by about 150 thousand tourists.
Every day at 12:00 a trumpeter in colorful Bukovinian clothes climbs the tower of the Chernivtsi Town Hall and plays the melody of the famous song “Marichka”.
Nizhyn cucumbers have become so popular in the world that they even erected a monument in Nizhyn. Interestingly, the monument is not painted, but made of green Italian granite.
What part of Ukraine do you live in? And what interesting facts do you know about your field? Write in the comments!