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Landscape garden Oleksandria
Landscape garden Oleksandria is located on the picturesque banks of the Ros River in Bila Tserkva - the biggest city of the Kyiv oblast. Bila Tserkva was founded as a fortress in 1032 by Kyivan Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Its first name was Yuryiv. There was a mountain in the heart of the town with a castle on it. There was a white church on this mountain as well. In the ІЗth с. the city practically perished after the terrible devastation by the Mongols. There was only the white church left in the burnt to ashes town. This building, made of white stone, served as a reference point in the wild and thick forests of the Ros river valley for a long time. Only in the mid-16th c. the city was rebuilt and got the name Bila Tserkva, which means "White Church". The Church itself has disappeared in the whirl of historic events, and now nobody could even tell how it was ruined. Only some remnants of it have been found on Zamkova Gora (mountain) during archeological excavations in the 20th century. Read more
Interesting facts about Ukraine
Do you know where the deepest in the world subway station is?
The deepest in the world subway (metro) station is located in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv (Kiev)! It is Arsenal’na metro station (red line) and its depth is 105 meters!
Do you know where the center of Europe is?
The center of Europe is in Ukraine! Geographic center of Europe is considered to be in a small Western Ukrainian town Rahiv, surrounded by picturesque Carpathian Mountains.
Do you know which city has the shortest main street?
The shortest city main street, but at the same time one of the widest and the most spectacular is Khreshchatyk Street in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Its total length is 1,225 meters.
Do you know which language takes the second place in the world on melodic criteria?
Ukrainian language took the second place on melodic criteria after Italian and it was ranked as the third most beautiful language in the world on such criteria as phonetics, vocabulary, phraseology and sentence structure after French and Persian at a linguistic contest held in Paris in 1934. Learn Ukrainian travel words and phrases
Do you know who created the world's first constitution?
The world's first constitution was created by a Ukrainian politician Pylyp Orlyk. On April 5th, 1710 he was elected the Hetman of Zaporizhia troops. On the same day Pylyp Orlyk has announced "the Constitution of the rights and freedoms of Zaporizhia army." For example, U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787 and French and Polish in 1791. Read more interesting facts about Ukraine
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