Kharkiv Region

Kharkiv Region is the main part of historical-cultural and geographical region of Sloboda Ukraine. The massive settling of this territory with Ukrainian Cossacks, villages and migrants from Russia started in ХVІІ century. It was from the name of their settlements – Sloboda that the name of the territory derived, the Slobozhanshchyna.

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Ivano-Frankivs’k Region

The harmonious fir-trees rise in the sky by green wall. The sweet-scented grass covers a mountain valley by colourful carpet. Wherever you glance over the forest greens everywhere, the Blue Mountains tower over, and between them the rapid rivers and streams discharge it pure waters to the Prut River and further to the wide reaches of the Dnister River.

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Donets'k Region

Powerful industrial Donetsk Region is situated in the steppe zone of the south-eastern part of Ukraine. It was established on July 17, 1932. The area is 26.5 thousand square km, or 4.4% of the total territory of Ukraine. By number of the population (about 5 million people) Donetsk Region is the biggest one in Ukraine.

There are 28 cities and 17 districts of regional value, 134 settlements of urban type and 1122 rural settlements in the regional administrative-territorial structure.

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Dnipropetrovs'k Region

Dnipropetrovsk Region is one of the most perspective, industrial and cultural well-developed centers of Ukraine, potential and reliable partner of the European Community and its business structures.

Dnipropetrovs'k Region was established in 1932. The number of population is 3 532 800 people. Today Dnipropetrovs'k Region comprises 22 administrative districts, 21 cities, 47 settlements of urban type and 1440 rural settlements.

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Chernivtsi Region

Chernivtsi Region is situated on the crossroads throughfares between the Central, Southern and Eastern Europe in the foot-hill of the Carpathian. It is one of the youngest regions of Ukraine. The region was established in August, 1940.

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Chernihiv Region

Cherkasy Region is located in the forest-steppe zone of Ukraine. Its area is 20,9 thousand square km that makes 3,5% of total territory of Ukraine. The region is divided into 20 districts. The region comprises 6 cities of regional and 10 cities of district submission, 15 settlements of rural type and 823 rural settlements. The number of population in Cherkasy Region makes 1435,2 thousand people or 2,9% of total population of Ukraine.

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Cherkasy Region

Cherkasy Region is located in the forest-steppe zone of Ukraine. Its area is 20,9 thousand square km that makes 3,5% of total territory of Ukraine. The region is divided into 20 districts. The region comprises 6 cities of regional and 10 cities of district submission, 15 settlements of rural type and 823 rural settlements. The number of population in Cherkasy Region makes 1435,2 thousand people or 2,9% of total population of Ukraine.

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Autonomous Republic of Crimea

The territory of Crimean Autonomous Republic is 26,1 thousand square km. The Crimea borders with Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions of Ukraine and with Krasnodar Region of the Russian Federation. The State frontier length is 821 km and it can be crossed in nine check points. Crimean Autonomous Republic is divided into 14 districts by administrative structure. The number of population of the Crimea is 2 018 400 people, including 1 265 900 people live in cities and 752 500 people in rural locality.

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Ukrainian customs and traditions

The best way to know a nation, its character and history is to get acquainted with its customs and traditions. Ukrainian traditions are very old. Some of them arose in pre — historic times and evolved through the centuries of Ukrainian history. With the spread of modern civilization transformed Ukrainian customs and traditions. Nowadays persistent efforts are made to revive folk customs. In the last few decades people learned more about customs and traditions of their country. They sing special carols (shchedrivky), as a New Year's tradition.

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