Ukraine Madison Swart

Location

The Ukraine is in the Northern and Western hemispheres. The Ukraine is on the continent Europe.

The bordering countries are: Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Moldavia, Hungary and Russia.The bordering seas are: Black Sea and the Sea of Azou.

The capital of Ukraine is Kiev located at 52°N, 25°E.

Physical Characteristics

The Ukraine is in the temperate climate zone because it is located between 23 1/2° and 66 1/2° latitude. Also, it is hot and cold year round so they have all four seasons; spring, summer, fall and winter.

The Black Sea Coastal Lowlands cover the southern edges of the country. Ukraine is bordered by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Major rivers include the Desna, Dnieper, Dniester, Donets and the Southern Bug. Many waterfalls are found in both the Carpathian and Crimean Mountains.

Population

The Ukraine's population is 44.5 million people. This population is large and is ranked 32nd in the world.

Ukraine's population density is 199 people per square mile which is average. Their world rank is 129th.

Ukraine's growth rate is -0.542 people each year. The Ukraine has a negative growth rate .

The fertility rate among women is 1.50 children.

The 5 largest city's in the Ukraine are:

1. Kiev is the largest city with 2.901 million people which is 6.4% of the total population. This city is the capitol.

2. Kharkiv is the second largest city with 1.431 million people.

3. Odessa is the third largest city with 1.017 million people.

4. Dnepropetrovsk is the fourth largest city with 979,046 people.

5. Donetsk is the fifth largest city with 929,063 people.

Ukraine is mainly an urban state because the urban population outnumbers the rural one: 32,754,000 urban people which is 67.2% to 15,883,000 rural people which is 32.8%. The number of urban towns is increasing.

The Ukraine's net migration rate is -0.06/1000 migrants, which means out of 1,000 migrants 0.06 people are leaving. More people are leaving the country than coming. The reason more people are leaving is because of the threat of war with Russia. Russia has had military action in the Ukraine since 2014.

Economics

GDP per capita: $7,400, Life expectancy: 69.14 years, Literacy rate: 99.7%. The Ukraine is a developing country.

The Ukraine is a developing country because it has a low GDP per capita at $7,400. To be a developed country, the GDP has to be $30,000 or more. Also $7,400 is low because that means the country doesn't have a ton of money to get supplies for the people. Also the Ukraine's life expectancy is 69.14 years but to be a developed country it should be 78 years or more. This is important because if they die at age 69.14 that means they don't have very good healthcare or sanitation system. To be a developed country, you have to meet 99% or more of people who can read or write. Even though the Ukraine does meet that requirement at 99.7% of people who can read or write they are still developing because they don't meet two of the three of the requirements.

Culture

The main languages spoken in the Ukraine are Ukrainian and Russian. There are also some other languages spoken there such as Romanian, Polish, and Hungarian. It is 67% Ukrainian 24% Russian and 9% others.

The main religions in the Ukraine are Christian (77%) Judaism, and Islam.

Food and Cuisine:

1. Borscht:

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped fresh beets

2 cups chopped carrots

2 cups chopped onion

4 cups beef or vegetable broth

1 can (16 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

2 cups chopped cabbage

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dill weed

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Sour cream, optional

2. Pierogi also known as Varenyky

Ingredients:

5 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup water

3 large eggs

1/2 cup butter, softened

FILLING:

4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 medium onions, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

5 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Kotlety Po-Kyivskomy (Chicken Kiev):

Ingredients:

8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

8 Tablespoons butter (1 stick)

1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped fine

2 eggs

½ cup flour (approximately)

1½ cups soft bread crumbs

Vegetable oil for frying

Those are just some of the amazing foods they make in the Ukraine. Now onto some Famous landmarks!

Famous Landmarks:

1. Kiev. Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine. Kiev is very beautiful and there is a lot of sight seeing here. Kiev is home to many historical famous landmarks such as the Mother Motherland.

2. Saint Sophia Cathedral. The Cathedral is one of the city's best known landmarks. The Saint Sophia Cathedral is located in the capital city Kiev. The Cathedral's name comes from the 6th-century Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople.

3. Palanok Castle. The Palanok Castle is a very old, very pretty castle that was built in the 14th century. The total area of the castle is 14,000 m². The Castle consists of 130 different rooms with a system of underground passages connecting them together.

4. Kiev Pechersk Lavra. Kiev Pechersk Lavra also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian Monastery which gave its name to the city where it is located in Kiev. The Kiev Pechersk Lavra contains multiple architectural monuments, ranging from bell towers to cathedrals to underground cave systems and to strong stone fortification walls

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