Ukraine – did you know?

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 ReadFavorite Fairy Tales (Kindle/audiobook/paperback). What places did Tom visit? List five facts about Ukraine. Write about a place you would like to visit.

 

 

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, movies, and the great outdoors.

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