UKRAINE

By: Sophia Whitsett

WELCOME TO UKRAINE!

In this flyer you will see all the fascinating things about Ukraine! You will see information about Ukraine's geography, culture, history, innovation, economics, government and citizenship. Have fun exploring the wonderful country of Ukraine!

GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL OF UKRAINE

The physical map shows the Carpathian mountains, and how they form a natural barrier between Ukraine and Hungary and Romania. You can also see the The map also shows the Black Sea. The Black Sea forms the only border of Ukraine surrounded by water. Temperatures have a very wide spectrum in Ukraine. The yearly high is 81°F and the yearly low is 20°F. A majority of the people in Ukraine live in Kiev. A majority of people live in Kiev because it is considered one of Europe's greenest cities, it is one of few safe places to live in Ukraine, and it has a very well developed community and education. The approximate population is 46 million people. The best way to get to and from Ukraine is either by plane or train. If you are going from somewhere relatively close like, Lithuania to Ukraine, it is preferred to go by train. However if you are going somewhere far like, Iceland to Ukraine, it is obviously preferred to go by plane.

GOVERNMENT AND FOREIGN POLICY

Type of government is republic. A republic is a form of government in which the people select representatives to govern them and make laws. Strong national government headed by elected leaders. The chief of state of Ukraine is President Petro Poroshenko. Their law making body is either called the legislative or Verkhovna Rada. They are part of the United Nations. Ukraine citizens were labeled "free" until prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, took control. Then they were labeled "partly free". Part of the Ukrainian Constitution states, "Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy environment and to the reimbursement of the violation of this right. Everyone is guaranteed the right of free access to the information about the environment, the quality of food and consumer goods, as well as the right to disseminate such as information." Ukraine also receives foreign aid from European Union and the United States.

ECONOMY

Ukrainian Hryvnia is the name of Ukraine's currency. Their current conversion rate is .039 US dollar for 1 Ukrainian Hryvnia. Ukraine's exports is $64.7 billion, their imports are $83 billion. And Ukraine's GDP Per Capita is 3,900.

SOCIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS

Ukraine Ethnic Groups: Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarusian 0.6%, Moldovan 0.5%, Crimean Tatar 0.5%, Bulgarian 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Romanian 0.3%, Polish 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%, other 1.8%.

Ukraine Social Groups: The poor, The unemployed, middle class, financial & political & administrative elite of the country.

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RELIGION, LANGUAGE, COUNTRY FLAG

Ukrainian Religions: Ukrainian Orthodox- Kyiv Patriarchate 50.45%, Ukrainian Orthodox Moscow Patriarchate 26.13%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 8.01%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 7.2%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Protestant 2.2%, Jewish 0.6%,and Other 3.2%. So the Primary Language in Ukraine is Ukrainian Orthodox- Kyiv Patriarchate. The official and primary language of Ukraine is Ukrainian other languages are: East Slavic language, Russian, and Other. The Ukrainian flag was officially adopted by, Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Legislature at the time in 1992. The colors of the Ukrainian flag are goldish-yellow on bottom and blue on top. The gold represents the fields of wheat , and blue represents the sky, mountains, and streams of Ukraine.

TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYS OR FESTIVALS, TRADITION CLOTHING

People in Ukraine celebrate religious holidays such as Eastern Orthodox Christmas, held on January 7 and Easter, which is held the second week of February. They also celebrate New Years Eve and News Years Day on first day of each year, Women's Day on March 8, Labor Day on May 1-2, Victory Day on May 9, and Ukrainian Independence Day on August 24. A lot of Ukrainian people wear clothes like we do here. But some wear traditional dresses, and shirts with decorative smocking.

FOODS OF UKRAINE

DATA MAPS AND GRAPHS

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