It is currently in dispute with Russia over the Crimean peninsula which Russia annexed in 2014 but Ukraine and most of the international community still recognize as Ukrainian.

Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe

Ukraine has long been a global breadbasket because of its extensive, fertile farmlands, and it remains one of the world's largest grain exporters.

Its capital and largest city is Kiev.

  • Ukraine has largest boundary with Russia which is approximately 1576 km .
  • Ukraine has shortest boundary with Slovakia which is approximately 90 km .
  • The largest river in Ukraine is Danube which is 2850 km.
  • The largest export partner of Ukraine is Russia.
  • The largest import partner of Ukraine is Russia.
  • There are 36 seaports in Ukraine.

National Facts of Ukraine#

  • Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) is the national flower of Ukraine
  • The national dance of Ukraine is Hopak.
  • Borscht, Varenyky are favorite dishes of Ukraine.

Borscht, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


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