"Welcome to Ukraine!" Ukraine by Lensa

Ukraine Travel Guide: 7,160 reviews and 26,707 photos

Beautiful country!

Ukraine is an East European country with the population of about 48 million. It is bordered by Russia to the north and east, Belarus to the north-west and Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west. The country has many different geographic area types. There are mountains to the west and forests to the north, and the Black Sea to the south. With all of this variation Ukraine is rich with natural beauty. Although the capital of the country is Kyiv, there are many other large cities spread throughout the country such as Odessa, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dniepropetrovsk.

Climate

The climate of the country is moderate. Winter is rather mild, with no severe frosts but with regular snowfalls everywhere except the south. The rivers and lakes freeze in winter. The average winter temperature varies -20 Centigrade in the north to 0 in the south. Summer is quite hot and dry, with occasional showers and thunderstorms.

Culture

Ukraine is very rich in old world culture. With many forms of art and architecture visible throughout the country, it is easy to find something of interest no matter where you are.

Summary

Full country name: Ukraine
Area: 603,700 sq km (233,000 sq mi)
Population: approx 48 million
Capital city: Kiev (pop 2.6 million)
People: Ukrainian 73%, Russian 22%, Jewish 1%
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian
Religion: Ukrainian Orthodox, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic, Protestant, Jewish


Useful Links:

www.ukraine.com
www.ukrcognita.com.ua
www.uazone.net/Ukraine
www.uazone.net/gallery


If you are interested in more information about Ukraine, please feel free to contact me. I'll post more information soon here. Thank you and come back!:-)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Booming economy
  • Cons:Low wages
  • In a nutshell:You'll never be bored in Ukraine!:-)
  • Intro Updated Nov 11, 2004
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  • Yubert's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2004 at 4:42 PM

    Excellent info on the Ukraine! I especially like your "local customs" tips.

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