Interesting facts about Ukraine
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Interesting Facts about Ukraine

1.     Arsenalna Station in Kiev Metro is the world’s deepest metro station at 105.5 meters deep.

2.     Seven places in Ukraine are officially listed in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites as places with special cultural or physical significance. The places are:

- Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings in Kiev

- Kyiv Pechersk Lavra in Kiev

- The Ensemble of the Historic Centre in Lviv -

- Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans in Chernivtsi

- Struve Geodetic Arc in Khmelnytsky and Odessa regions

- Wooden churches of Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, and Zakarpattia regions

- Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora in Sevastopol, Crimea

3.     A place near a small Ukrainian town of Rakhiv in western Ukraine boasts of a special symbol – monument to the Geographical midpoint of Europe.

4.     Potemkin Stairs in Odessa is one of the most beautiful stairs in Europe. These 192 stairs represent the entrance to the city from the sea.

5.     The longest in Europe Linden Tree Alley is in Uzhgorod, Zakarpattia.

6.     Freedom Square in Kharkiv is the one of the largest squares in Europe.

7.     Dnepropetrovsk Embankment that runs along the bank of the Dnieper River is the longest promenade in Europe.

8.     The world longest trolleybus line joins to Crimean cities – Simferopol and Yalta.

9.     Lavra or Laura is a name for the biggest monasteries in Orthodox Christianity. There are only 10 Lavras in the world, and 3 of them are in Ukraine. They are Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, Pochayiv Lavra, and Sviatohirsk Lavra.

10.  The Pacts and Constitutions of Rights and Freedoms of the Zaporizhian Host introduced by Pylyp Orlyk, Zaporozhian Cossack Hetman (leader), in 1710 established a standard for legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of the state government. The document is considered to be one of the first constitutions in the world.

11.  The most popular Christmas carol “Carol of the Bells” is based on a Ukrainian folk chant known as “Shchedryk”. It was written down by a Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych.

12.  A balaclava (also known as a balaclava helmet or ski mask) was named after a small town on the Crimean Peninsula. During the Crimean War in 1854 handmade balaclavas were sent over to the British troops to help protect them from the bitter cold weather.

13.  In the beginning of 20th century the International linguistics conferences in Rome acknowledged Ukrainian language as the second melodiousness language after Italian.

14.  The Ukrainian trembita is the longest wind musical instrument in the world. It can be up to 13 feet long and can be heard from more than 6 miles distance.

15.  Restaurant of the world-famous chain McDonald’s on Vokzalna Square in Kyiv is the third most visited in the world.

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