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  • Spoken Languages

    Language History

    As one of the largest crossroads in Europe, Ukraine has a diverse array of spoken languages. Of course, Ukraine’s official language is Ukrainian, which is spoken by roughly 67 percent of the population. Ukrainian is a Slavic language and it uses a Cyrillic alphabet when committed to written form. Foreigners may find the language incredibly difficult to understand or learn, but for those of ...

  • Lviv Oblast

    Busk

    Located just 53 km from Lviv, Busk is a small town with approximately 10,000 people. The name 'Busk' comes from the west Ukrainian word 'busko' which means 'crane'. Appropriately, the heraldic crest of the town is a white stork on a blue shield and the stork is the town symbol.

  • Rivne Oblast

    Rivne

    Rivne, also called Rovno, has a population of over 250,000 people, it is a provincial city and is also the capital of the Rivne Region of Ukraine.The city was founded in 1283 and was known as a town of the "Halytsia-Volyn" Principality. The town was named this because of its position on the plane surface. It became a Polish town, after the Liublin Union of 1569. It was united with ...

  • Places of Interest

    Sofiyivsky Park

    Those who are willing to open their hearts and listen will find that the Sofiyivsky Park is a place filled with tales of romance and legends which one can imagine unfolding amongst the rocks and alleys of the park. This picturesque park has a strong sense of nostalgia, presenting the imagination with images of 17th and 18th century ladies strolling about in light colors and fabrics ...

  • Lviv Oblast

    Brody

    If you travel about 90 kilometers northeast of Lemberg, You will find the city of Brody in Ukraine. Archaeological digs have revealed that this area has long been inhabited by humans, but the first written mention of Brody can be found in Kievan Rus documents dating back to 1084. Shortly after coming under the jurisdiction of the Polish commonwealth, Brody was considered to be an 'ideal' ...

  • Ternopil Oblast

    Pidhaytsi

    It is through the preserved historical records dating all the way back to 1463 that many consider Pidhaytsi as one of the oldest settlements still in existence in present day Ukraine. During the same time, the 1400s, regional governor Potocki had full control of the town, basing his governance on the Ruthenian and Polish law. However, in modern times, the city has been absorbed by some of ...

  • Vinnytsya Oblast

    Koziatyn

    The city of Koziatyn is a relatively small city, with a mere population of approximately 26 000 residents. It is located in the Vinnytsya Oblast of Ukraine, which is almost 150 kilometers away from Kiev. It is also an administrative center and has a designated district within the Vinnytsya oblast. The capital city of the region is Vinnytsya and is approximately 70 kilometers from ...

  • Ternopil Oblast

    Ternopil

    With a population of over 221,300 people Ternopil is one of the three largest cities within Eastern Galicia and can be found along the banks of the beautiful Seret River. Ternopil is the administrative center of the province of Ternopil Oblast.

  • Vinnytsya Oblast

    Tomashpil

    Near the banks of the Rusava river lies a town by the name of Tomashpil, or Tomashpol. It falls under the Vinnytsya Oblast and has an estimated population of approximately 6 000 residents. The town's name, when translated directly, means ‘the city of St. Thomas’, and it is also the Tomashpil district's administration sector. The district has many smaller villages that are located ...