Curious facts about Ukraine that you didn′t know
- It is the largest producer of sunflower oil in the world
The territory of Ukraine, being so fertile, is suitable for cultivation. What is cultivated you can already find out if you look at its flag: yellow, like the sunflower fields, under a blue sky. Ukraine is also one of the largest producers of honey, cereals and sugar beets in Europe.
- The Ukrainians invented the aircraft with the largest cargo capacity in the world
The aircraft with the largest cargo capacity in the world called the "AN-255 Mriya". It was originally designed for the transportation of spacecraft, but now it is used exclusively for cargo.
- The longest plaster cave in the world and the second longest.
The longest cave in Ukraine is called "Optimistic" and is located in Podolia. It is the gypsum cave at a depth of 20 m, 216 km long. It is the longest gypsum cave in the world and the second longest, after the Mammoth Cave in the USA.
- The longest air musical instrument in the world.
The Ukrainian instrument called "trembita" is the longest air musical instrument in the world, it is up to 4 m long. The trembita was shown at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 by the winner of the contest, Ukrainian Ruslana Lyzhychko, during the performance of the song "Wild Dances".
- The oldest recognized constitution in the world.
The oldest recognized constitution in the world was created by a Ukrainian statesman, Pylyp Orlyk. The constitution was drafted immediately after his election as head of Zaporizhia′s troops on 15 April 1710, decades before the first post-Enlightenment European constitutions were created.
- Ukraine ranks fourth in the world for the number of people with higher education.
Ukraine ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of people with higher education. The population of Ukraine is one of the most educated, and the number of people with higher education per capita in Ukraine is higher than the average in Europe itself.