Fact #1 - McDonald's
The inhabitants of Kyiv love McDonald's. With around two million orders per year, the branch next to the main railway station is one of the three branches with the highest turnover worldwide.
Fact #2 - Arsenalna
The Arsenalna underground station is 105.5 m underground, making it the lowest metro station in the world. To reach the station, you have to go down an escalator for five minutes.
Fact #3 - The Mother Home Statue
The Mother-Home Statue in Kyiv is a 102 m large and 500 t heavy colossal statue, which was erected to commemorate the Second World War. It is a woman with a sword and a shield.
Fact #4 - Size
Even though Russia is the largest country in Europe, Ukraine with 603.628 km² is the largest country on the European continent.
Fact #5 - Antonov An-225
The Antonov An-225 "Mrija" is a cargo aircraft manufactured in Kyiv. It is the heaviest aircraft ever built and, until April 2019, it was the largest aircraft in the world.
Fact #6 - Sunflowers
Ukraine is one of the largest sunflower seed producers in the world. It is estimated that sunflower fields are about the same size as Slovenia.
Fact #7 - The breadbasket of Europe
Ukraine is also known as the breadbasket of Europe. The reason is its particularly fertile soil. By the way, the Ukrainian flag symbolizes golden wheat under a blue sky.
Fact #8 - IT experts
Not only are there are a lot of sunflowers and wheat in Ukraine. After the USA, India, and Russia, Ukraine ranks fourth among the countries with the most IT experts.
Fact #9 - Cafés
Lviv has the highest number of cafés per inhabitant in the world. There are about 1.200 cafés in the small 720.000 inhabitants town.
Fact #10 - Horilka
Horilka is a Ukrainian drink, which is often used as an umbrella term for vodka. The main difference is its sharpness. Horilka is often seasoned with chili.