Interesting Ukraine Facts

Ukraine is a coastal country located in Eastern Europe where it is bordered by Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. It spreads across 603,500 km2 of land. The approximate population of Ukraine is in excess of 44,222,947.

Find out interesting Ukraine facts and information about this European country with our fact file for kids. Discover important facts about the climate, currency, flag, continent, geography, landscape, language, people, culture, landmarks, population, location and size of Ukraine.

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Ukraine Fact File: Continent: Europe * Country Name(s): Ukraine * Location: Eastern Europe * Bordering: Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, the Black Sea and Sea of Azov * Capital City: Kiev * Size: 603,500 km2 * Estimated Population: over 44,222,947 * Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) * Language(s): Ukrainian * Country Code: +380

Interesting Ukraine Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Ukraine forms part of the continent of Europe, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Europe is the world's second smallest continent, it has 51 countries, with some countries belonging to both Europe and Asia. It occupies a total area of 10,180,000 km2 and forms 6.8% of the landmass of the world. Ukraine is a coastal country that encompasses a total area of approximately 603,500 km2. It is the second largest country in Europe with Russia being the largest.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this European country is thought to be more than 44,222,947 people. The majority of Ukraine's inhabitants reside in Kiev which is the country's most populous city. Ukraine has a high population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 76 people per sq km. The estimated population of Europe is approximately 738,442,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the second smallest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
The capital of Ukraine is Kiev. The names of other major cities located in this country are Kharkiv, Dnipro, Donetsk, Odesa and Zaporizhia.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following border information provides details on the length of Ukraine's borders:
Coastline 2,782 km, Belarus 1,111 km, Hungary 128 km, Moldova 1,202 km, Poland 535 km, Romania 601 km, Russia 1,944 km, Slovakia 97 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
The climate of Ukraine can be described as temperate for the most part, characterized by average temperatures in the north between 5.5 to 7 degrees Celsius, and in the south from 11 to 13 degrees Celsius. The climate on the southern coast of Crimea can be described as subtropical. The geography of the Ukraine is very diverse as its such a big country. Its regions vary from lowlands to highlands, fertile plains, plateaus, and mountainous areas. The lowest point of Ukraine is the Black Sea at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Hora Hoverla at 2,061m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Ukraine
Natural resources can be described as materials and substances found naturally occurring on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of natural resources present in an individual country depends on varying factors which are influenced by the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries, such as Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada, have many natural resources, where as some other countries have limited to none. Three of the primary uses of natural resources are food, transport and construction. The following examples provide information on the everyday uses of natural resources: Fish occurs naturally in many bodies of water and can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into various fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests and used to construct houses and furniture. The natural resources found in Ukraine include iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, and arable land suitable for growing crops.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Ukraine is Ukrainian. Russian is spoken by almost one-third of the overall population of Ukraine.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The main religion of Ukraine is Orthodox Christian.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Ukraine
Every country has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, symbols, emblems, mottos, songs, anthems and colors are used by countries across the world to represent national pride and identity. These national symbols are forged through a nation's unique history and can represent both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, colors, songs and mottos reflect the past, present and future aspirations of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can represent a combination of things that are important to a country such as birds, animals, plants, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. The following facts and information provide a guide to some of the most important national symbols, songs and colors of Ukraine:

  • National symbol(s): tryzub (trident)

  • National colors: blue and yellow

  • National Anthem/Song: Shche ne vmerla Ukraina (Translation: Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished)

  • National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 24 August (1991)

  • National Motto(s): Воля, злагода, добро (Volya, zlahoda, dobro (Translation: Liberty, concord, goodness)

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