UKRAINE is an independent state in Eastern Europe.
Ukraine is a second largest country in Europe due to its territory: it is 603 thousand square kilometers. It consists of 25 administrative territory districts or regions.
Climate in Ukraine is mostly temperate continental. Summer is warm and long: the average temperature is +24, +25C; winter is temperately frozen and snowing: the average temperature is -7, -10C.
National currency of Ukraine is hryvna (UAH).
NATIONAL SYMBOLS OF UKRAINE
Official coat of arms of Ukraine - a golden trident on a blue background.
National flag - blue and yellow.
Official language - Ukrainian.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN UKRAINE
- January 1 – New Year Day
- January 7 – Orthodox Christmas Day
- March 8 – International Women Day
- Moveable Day – Easter
- Easter+45 days – Orthodox Pentecost
- May 1 & 2 – International Worker’s Day
- May 9 – Memorial Day (To commemorate the end of World War II)
- June 28 – Constitution Day
- August 24 – Independence Day
LEISURE & ATTRACTIONS
If you’ve ever visited Ukraine on holiday, you’ve probably experienced the majestic architecture of the many cathedrals and monasteries and the adventure-packed (though relatively modest in terms of height) mountain ranges – whether you went skiing, hiking, mountain biking or rock climbing (and you definitely have to do at least one of those in Ukraine!).
Ukraine is rich in a unique culture, traditions, and a hospitable and benevolent people. They are just as cheerful and young as their country that has been enjoying its independence only 12 years. It embodies the youth of modern Europe. Everyone who visits Ukraine feels the pulsation of a new life here.
Ukraine has a rich historical background spanning a thousand years. The mightiest empires of the world contended for the right to possess this remarkable land. In the west of the country, they dot the blue-tinted Carpathian Mountains, and in the south they ornament the boundless Black Sea maritime steppes and the fairytale-like Crimean Peninsula, which in ancient days was a focal point along the Silk Road.
All this, combined with diversity of nature, mild and temperate climate, and a rapidly developing business and tourist infrastructure, promises Ukraine the popularity of a new and interesting destination for international tourism.
Ukraine is also home to over 800 institutes of higher education and has a varied economy, concentrated mostly in and around big cities such as Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropertrivsk, Lviv, Odesa, Sumy, Vinnitsa and many others. It also has significantly lower tuition fees than many countries, both in Europe and worldwide. So whether you’re a history buff, nature lover or a future entrepreneur, opportunities to study in Ukraine could be just what you’re looking for.