30 incredible facts about Ukraine that no one knew

  • CAPITAL -Kiev
  • REGION - Europe
  • GDP  - $112.2 billion
  • POPULATION - 44,831,159
  • AREA - 603,550 SQ.KM

Despite the fact that Ukrainians are trying from all sides to prove that they are not capable of anything, that the best way out for them is to "bring down from this country as soon as possible", that there is nothing to look at in Ukraine and the world to knock on us, figures statistics and facts tell us the exact opposite.

The largest country in Europe. A country that holds 0.41% of the world's land area, home to 0.85% of the world's population, and contributes 0.20% of the world's gross national product. A country where a quarter of all Earth's black earth reserves are concentrated. The country is one of the three largest suppliers of barley, one of the most powerful producers of grain, and together with France, Germany and the USA is one of the largest producers of sugar beet. Our country is among the seven most powerful producers of vegetable oil, pork, sugar and potatoes in the world. Hundreds of prominent Ukrainians have been and remain the creators of world history. Artists and scientists, politicians and composers, actors and writers - all of them give us the opportunity to say abroad, at home, with pride: "I am Ukrainian!"

The first in the world

An-225 Mriya
An-225 Mriya

The Ukrainians, namely the Antonov Design Bureau, have developed an aircraft with the world's largest carrying capacity, the An-225 Mriya. It was originally designed to transport spacecraft. Currently, Mriya is engaged in commercial freight operations.

first Constitution is Ukrainian politician and public figure Pylyp Orlyk
first Constitution is Ukrainian politician and public figure Pylyp Orlyk

The author of the world's first Constitution is Ukrainian politician and public figure Pylyp Orlyk. On April 5, 1710, he was elected hetman of the Zaporozhye army. On the same day, Philip Orlyk announced the "Constitution of the rights and freedoms of Zaporizhzhia's army". In the US, the Constitution was adopted in 1787, in France and Poland - only in 1791.

The first frame hive was invented in Ukraine in 1814 by Peter Prokopovich
First frame by Peter Prokopovich

The first frame hive was invented in Ukraine in 1814 by Peter Prokopovich. In recent years, Ukraine has firmly maintained its place in the top three of the world's leaders in honey production. Outperforming European countries by several times the volume of honey production, Ukraine is at the same time the first in the world to produce honey per capita (1.5 kg).

In Ukraine, the world's largest manganese ore reserves are 2.3 billion tonnes, or about 11% of the world's total.

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv

The largest monasteries are called Lavra. Only six monasteries in the world have the status of Lavra. Three of them are in Ukraine. This is the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv, which received this status in 1598, the Holy Dormition Lavra in Pochaiv and the Holy Mountain Assumption Lavra in Donetsk.

The oldest educational institution in Eastern Europe is considered to be the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (1615).

first kerosene lamp invented in Lviv
First kerosene lamp

The first kerosene lamp invented in Lviv by employees of the pharmacy "Under the Gold Star" Ignatius Lukasevich and Jan Zech in 1853. The same year, the first surgical operation was performed at the Lviv hospital for illumination with a kerosene lamp. Subsequently, the kerosene lamp was presented at an international exhibition in Munich, the invention was marked there by a special diploma.

Monuments to the famous Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko are erected in 1200 places around the world.

Arsenal metro station in Kyiv deepest in the world
Arsenal metro station in Kyiv

Arsenal metro station in Kyiv is the deepest in the world. It runs underground at a depth of 105 m. The station near the Parliament building was built in 1960, one of the first. According to some reports, in the tunnels near the Arsenal there are secret hiding places for the political top.

Ukrainian trembita wind instrument is the longest wind instrument in the world.

The longest trolleybus route in the world is 86 km and runs in Crimea between Simferopol and Yalta.

The shortest main street among all the capitals of the world, but at the same time one of the widest and most beautiful - Khreschatyk in Kyiv. Its length is only 1225 m.

The oldest known to the scientists map, as well as the most ancient settlement Homo Sapiens found in Ukraine: in the village. Inter-rivers of Rivne region. They are about 14.5-15 thousand years old. The map is embossed on the mammoth bone.

Ukrainian Pivdenmash (Dnipropetrovsk) produces the most environmentally friendly rocket launchers in the world. With their help, commercial cargoes are sent into space as part of the International Maritime Start project.

Unique facts in Ukraine

The first institution of higher education in Ukraine was the Ostroh College, which was founded in Ostroh by Prince Constantine Ostrozky in 1576. At that time, it was the only institution of higher education in the Eastern Slavic world.