Ukraine

Previously under autocratic rule, the widespread reform in Ukraine has transformed the region to one worth visiting. Located in Eastern Europe close to Romania and  Slovakia is, Ukraine is slowly shedding away its Soviet Union rule and focusing more on an European Union mentality. With the newfound freedom tourists can expect to witness the creativity and innovation of the new generation with the historical sites of the past—this makes Ukraine a very interesting destination to visit.

Location

Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe in between 44 and 52 degrees latitude in the continental temperate zone in the east of Europe. This destination shares its boundaries with Russia on the east and Belarus on the north, on the south with the Black Sea and on the west it shares its boundaries with Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Slovakia. Ukraine occupies a total area of 603,700 square kilometers, somewhat smaller than the size of Texas.

People

The people of Ukraine are fun loving and enjoy their culture in the form of traditional dances and games. Many of these were originated from the rural villages of Cossack where some of the oldest and ancient form of dances can be traced. However, male or females perform these traditional dances at a time but often they both mix in together to enjoy.

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Events

People here are very proud of their heritage and multi-cultural celebrations that are held all round the year. One of such festivity held in the spring, celebrated in the entire province. Events and festivals of Ukraine are very energetic with good food and feature dancers with colorful costumes and great traditional music. These celebrations include dance festivals and competitions for particular dances.

Weather

The climatic condition in Ukraine is moderate with yearly average temperature ranging from 6 to 9 degrees Celsius. In the southern part of Steppes and Crimea, the average temperature ranges from 10 to 13 degree Celsius.

General 
LanguageUkrainian, Russian, Crimean, Tatar
Time ZoneEET(UTC+2) summer EEST(UTC+3)
Dialing Code+380
Electricity220V, 50Hz
Major CitiesKiev, Chernivtsi, Odessa, Lviv
CurrencyHryvnia
 

Health Related

 
Mortality Rate15.7 deaths/ 1000 population
Life ExpectancyM 64/ F 74
Patient: Physician Ratio240: 1
Hospitals JCI accredited0
Recommended VaccinationsMeasles, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Influenza, Tickborne encephalitis, Diphtheria-tetanus, MMR, Varicella
Other InfectionsLeptospirosis, Anthrax, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, HIV
 

Tourism Related

 
Population45,888,000
Global Competitiveness3.90
Tourism Competitiveness3.8/7
GDP/Capita$2,795
Health and Hygiene6.4/7
Safety and Security4.7/7
Air Transport Infrastructure2.6/133
Tourism Infrastructure3.7/7
Cultural Infrastructure1.8/7
Visa Requirements91/133
Reliability of Police Services105/133
Physician Density29/133
Hospital Beds3/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure105/133
International Air Transport Network120/133
Quality of Roads120/133
Hotel Rooms107/133
Tourism Openness57/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors119/133

Dr Prem Jagyasi

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