There seems to be a lot of talk right now about the country called Ukraine. It is under attack from the border country called Russia. So, let’s just take a look at a few facts about this country in eastern Europe. Did you know?
- Ukraine is the second largest country on the continent after Russia
- The capital is Kyiv (Kiev), located on the Dnieper River in north-central Ukraine
- Kyiv was totally destroyed in 1240 by the Mongols
- This country was also dominated by Poland-Lithuania, Russia, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
- Ukraine gained full independence on December 1, 1991
- Ukraine’s neighbors include Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Moldova and Romania to the southwest, and Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland to the west
- The Carpathian Mountains extend for more than 150 miles
- The rivers are most important as a water supply, and for this purpose a series of canals has been built
- The current president is President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
- There are approximately 44.13 million people living in Ukraine
- Exports include: 18% of the world’s sunflower seeds, 13% of corn, 12% of barley and 8% of wheat
- Over 70% of the land is farmland
- The colors of the national flag are blue and yellow
Homeschoolers: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: different places. Read Tom Thumb: in Learning to Read: Favorite Fairy Tales (Kindle/audiobook/paperback). What places did Tom visit? List five facts about Ukraine. Write about a place you would like to visit.