Four Facts About Ukraine
1. Ukraine is the second-largest country in Europe in terms of total area– spanning 603.55 square km (or 233 square miles – twice the size of Italy!)
2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites designate some of the most important parts of the world and Ukraine is lucky enough to be home to seven, including the Saint-Sophia Cathedral in the capital city of Kyiv.
3. Although when asked to think of a Ukrainian food, many people are likely to say the humble chicken kiev (which actually was probably not invented in Ukraine at all), the national Ukrainian dish is actually borscht, a distinctive red soup made from beetroot and beef.
4. The official language of Ukraine is of course Ukrainian, however, there are 20 different languages spoken in Ukraine. 18% of Ukrainians are English speakers.