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Ukraine rental properties are primarily found in the major metropolitan areas of Ukraine. Common rental types found in Ukraine are apartments, studios, lofts, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, condos, houses for rent, mobile homes, hotel rooms, vacation rental, furnished rentals short term rentals. Regions and cities if Ukraine where housing rentals are found are Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Crimea, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Ivano Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi, Kiev, Kiev Oblast, Kirovohrad, Luhansk, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Ternopil, Vinnytsia, Odessa, Poltava, Rivne, Sevastopol, Kherson, Volyn, Zakarpattia, Zaporizhia, Zhytomyr, All Cities. Vacation rentals, short term rentals and furnished housing are more common in the metropolitan areas of Ukraine.

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Ukraine Country Information

Ukraine is located in the south eastern part of central Europe. Ukraine shares its land boundaries with Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Moldova, Byelorussia, Roumania and Hungary and Bulgaria Russia, Georgia, Roumania and Turkey on sea. The key for hydroelectric power is the Ukrainian river. It is the longest European river. The region of Ukraine is almost plane, known as steppe. Crimean mountains are in Crimean peninsula and the Carpathians in the west. Climate in Ukraine is moderate. Agriculture is the main aspect here. Ukraine is the central hub for sugar and is mainly exported from here. Ukraine has plenty of natural resources, like mineral salts, coal, potential water power, oil, gas, iron ore, clay and color metal.

Ukraine Country Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Soviets played a vital role in improvement of Ukraine. They developed hundreds of stadiums, swimming pools, gymnasiums, and other athletic facilities. The famous games played are volleyball, shooting, basketball, swimming, and gymnastics, Soccer. After Ukraine got its independence, on behalf of U.S.S.R. it excelled in athletes. Urban "culture and recreation" parks, National parks, Forest parks are major attractions of Ukraine. The specialty of Ukraine is the urban "culture and recreation parks. The Urban "culture and recreation parks have theatres, lecture halls, reading rooms, and playgrounds are found in the middle of gardens and wooded areas. Plants from all over the world can be seen in the Nikitsky Botanical Garden, close to the city of Yalta. Ukraine traditional culture is Lviv urban culture. Traditions of various nations are followed here. Some of the countries are Ukrainians, Poles, Jews, Armenians, Germans, Russians, Austrians and others created a unique Lviv flavor. Lviv is famous for music, literature, theatrical life. There are several concert halls, art groups, theatres, museums and galleries in Lviv. Ukraine conducts various cultural events. Lviv is known for its traditional and cultural values. It has many ancient Churches, frescoes, painting, holidays, and festivals. Folk music, ritual songs, ballads, dumy- historical songs were escorted by the folk instruments. kobzars or lirnyks, a nomadic blind musical troop were the main aspect till the 20th century. Church music had Byzantine and Bulgarian touch in early period. In 16th century, Polyphonic singing was in great demand, which later in 17th century was broadcasted to Russia. Ukrainian singers and musical culture in Russia became very popular. Soprano singers were introduced to church choral group by Mykola Dyletsky, a 17th century composer. Mykola Dyletsky was famous for his emotional compositions. Maksym Berezovsky, Dmytro Bortnyansky, and Artem Vedel in 18th century made Ukrainian choral music achieve the highest point by the work done by them. Chanteuse Sofiya Rotaru presentation of Volodymyr Ivasiuk's selected songs composition had gained a lot of praise. Estrada a stage activity was in great demand. Theater groups normally used a Europop sound. Braty Hadiukiny initiated a rock band known as Snake Brothers which included wide variety of modern persuade in their music. Additionally rock, ska, punk, and trendy musical styles were normally used by 1990s in Ukraine.

Ukraine Country Demographics

Ukraine total population - 45,939,820
Ukraine male population - 21,210,958
Ukraine female population - 24,743,329
Ukraine Ukrainians population - 37,541,693
Ukraine Russians population - 8,334,141
Ukraine Belarusians population - 275,763
Ukraine Moldavians population - 258,619
Ukraine Crimean Tatars population - 248,193
Ukraine Bulgarians population - 204,574
Ukraine Hungarians population - 156,566
Ukraine Romanians population - 150,989
Ukraine Poles population - 144,130
Ukraine Jews population - 103,591
Ukraine Armenians population - 99,894
Ukraine Greeks population - 91,548
Ukraine Tatars population - 73,304
Ukraine Roma (Gypsies) population - 47,587
Ukraine Azerbaijanis population - 45,176
Ukraine Georgians population - 34,199
Ukraine Germans population - 33,302
Ukraine Gagauzs population - 31,923
Ukraine Koreans population - 12,711
Ukraine Uzbeks population - 12,353
Ukraine Chuvashs population - 10,593
Ukraine Mordvinians population - 9,331
Ukraine Turks population - 8,844
Ukraine Lithuanians population - 7,207
Ukraine Arabs population - 6,575
Ukraine Slovaks population - 6,397
Ukraine Czechs population - 5,917
Ukraine Kazakhs population - 5,526
Ukraine Latvians population - 5,079
Ukraine Ossetians population - 4,834
Ukraine Udmurts population - 4,712
Ukraine Lezghinians population - 4,349
Ukraine Tadjiks population - 4,255
Ukraine Bashkirs population - 4,253
Ukraine Mari people population - 4,130
Ukraine Thai population - 3,850
Ukraine Turkmens population - 3,709
Ukraine Albanians population - 3,308
Ukraine Assyrians population - 3,143
Ukraine Chechens population - 2,877
Ukraine Estonians population - 2,868
Ukraine Chinese population - 2,213
Ukraine Kurds population - 2,088
Ukraine Darghins population - 1,610
Ukraine Komis population - 1,545
Ukraine Karelians population - 1,522
Ukraine Avars population - 1,496
Ukraine Indo-Pakistanis population - 1,483
Ukraine Abkhazians population - 1,458
Ukraine Karaites population - 1,196
Ukraine Komi-Permians population - 1,165
Ukraine Kyrgyz people population - 1,128
Ukraine Laks population - 1,019
Ukraine Afghanis population - 1,008
Ukraine other population - 3,228
Ukraine NA population - 188,639

Ukraine Education

In Ukraine the educational system is structured into five stages. They are preschool, primary, secondary, higher and postgraduate education. City budget and national government budget grants 50% fund each to schools. Primary and secondary schooling is separated into "younger", "middle", and "senior" schools. Younger school includes grades 1 to 4. Grades 5-9 are generally known as "middle school", whereas 10-12 is the "senior school". The aim of education is to give younger students knowledge of the arts and sciences, and educate them how to apply practically in real life. Classes are held only once or twice in a week. Extra curricular activities for children are arranged. Presently Ukraine's are following 11 year education system. To get the admission in university students have to get through Independent Government Tests known as IGTs. It is the standard entrance exam in Ukraine. For pursuing the higher education, scholarships are given based on grades of the students. Libraries provide the necessary books for all the enrolled students. In agreement with Bologna process, the degrees are initiated. In soviet times, Specialist's Degree (usually 5 years) was the only degree awarded. The initial level of postgraduate learning is aspirantura that usually results in the Kandidat Nauk degree (Candidate of Sciences). Applicants must succeed in three, publish at least three scientific articles, write a thesis and support it. This degree is similar to the Ph.D. in the United States. A candidate may pursue his post graduation once graduate. It requires two to four years of study in doctorantura. This produces a Doctor Nauk degree (Doctor of Sciences). Around 10 years is the normal time to achieve Kandidat and Doctor Degrees.

Ukraine Country Symbols

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Ukraine state Flag
Ukraine state Flower
Ukraine state Flower
Ukraine state Tree
Ukraine state Tree
Guelder Rose
Ukraine state Anthem
Ukraine state Anthem
'Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy'('Ukraine's Glory Has Not Perished')

Ukraine Country History

In first millennium B.C, the nomadic people arrived were Sarmatians, Cimmerians, Goths and Scythians. In ancient world these people were well recognized as merchants and explorers. The present city-states were trading outputs crated at that time. Kyiv was established by Slavic tribes. The Slavic tribes in the sixth century A.D occupied central and eastern Ukraine. The majority of inhabitants and Kievan nobility were converted to Christianity in 988. It was done by Kievan Rus Prince Volodymyr. Soon kyiv became powerful state. Nearly in the 13th century kyiv was demolished by Mongol raiders. In the 14th century, Poland and Lithuania captured Ukraine. Cossacks were the people Ukrainian peasants, escaped the sparkle attempt into servitude. Ukraine was incorporated in Russian empire in 1973. Ukrainian writers and scholar were motivated by the patriotic courage inspiring other European peoples offered under other colonial management and were determined to restore Ukrainian linguistic and cultural customs and reinstate a Ukrainian state. Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) presented the scholarly maturity of the Ukrainian language and culture through his work as a poet and artist. He was the national hero of Ukraine. Ukrainians confirmed Independent statehood in World War I. The central Rada announced Ukrainian autonomy in 1917 and later in 1918 the Bolshevik convulsion of command in Petrograd the Ukrainian National Republic declared its freedom. The western part of Ukrainian territory was integrated into Poland, and central and eastern regions were included into the Soviet Union in 1922 as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. The Soviet leadership and Stalin's rise to authority forced a movement of fear that devastated the intellectual class. Holodomor, the fake scarcity formed by Soviet government under Stalin killed millions of people in Ukraine. In 1941, the Soviet Union was attacked by Nazis. The thought of freedom from Communism made the west Ukraine people to receive Nazi's. But soon they noticed the Nazi's cruelty for Ukraine Jews and other Ukrainians. Soon the country was broken by most awful Nazi massacres of Ukrainian Jews, ethnic Ukrainians, and many others known as Babyn Yar in Kyiv. The Soviet Union included the western Ukrainian regions in 1939, following the Nazi and Soviet incursion of Poland. Ukraine got its independence on August 24, 1991. Informally it was co-founder of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) following the termination of the Soviet Union.

Ukraine Country Tourist Information

Ukraine has nearly 20 million tourists each year. Ukraine stands 8th in the world for its famous tourist places. The main source for tourist in Ukraine is Europe. Ukraine is a place on the junction linking central and Eastern Europe, between north and south. Ukraine shares border with Russia. Skiing, hiking, fishing and hunting are popular in mountain region. The most attracted tourist place in summer is the seashore on the Black sea. Historical parks, Orthodox and Catholic churches as well as a few mosques, synagogues, ancient castles structures are present in Ukraine. Ukraine is one of the manufactures of wines. The harbour town Odessa and the old city of Lviv in the west are the other attractive places in Ukraine. One of the popular holiday places is a little continent known as the Crimea. Yalta is famous for the peace conference held at the end of World War II. Cruise trips attract large crowd. Ukrainian cuisines have a lengthy record and recommend an ample range of innovative and traditional dishes. Visa is not needed for the people of Russia, European Union, USA, Canada, Switzerland and other CIS countries. Snow skiing and snowboarding are very popular in Ukraine. There are many resorts in Ukraine, which offers snow skiing and snowboarding, and focus on wintry weather celebration. The earliest European-class resort in Ukraine is Bukovel ski resort. This resort is located on the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine. This resort offers couple high- speed chair lifts, meticulously groomed slopes and snow- making machines, and turnstyles for letting skiers through lines. State wealth of Ukraine is increasing rapidly because of the tourism sector. In early days visitors were not permitted in Ukraine. Tourism plays a vital role in Ukraine's economic factor. A tourist segment of economics provide as a foremost supply of currency for 38% of countries in the world. Ukraine became the member of World Tourism Organization on October 1997.

Ukraine Taxes

UUkraine Country Corporate tax - 25%
Ukraine Country Maximum Personal Income tax - 15%
Ukraine Country Value Added Tax (VAT) - 20%
Ukraine Country tax on gross income from the employer - 22%
Ukraine Country value added tax rate for food and services like hotel room rental fees - 15%
Ukraine Country value added tax rate for sales of publications, admission tickets to cultural events and travel within Ukraine - 9%

Ukraine Country Economy

Ukraine has strong trade base, excellent education culture, well-to-do agricultural land highly skilled labor. Ukraine has good prospects to develop into a major European economy. Here the economy ruins troubled by extreme government rules, fraud, and lack of law enforcement as the government has taken steps against corruption. An announcement was done on creating a Committee on Economic improvement by President Yanukovych. To work out a state plan of economic transformation by global practices like organizing legislative offers for submission to parliament is the idea of this committee. Ukraine promotes foreign trade and investment. The rights to buy/sell for outsiders were to be nationalized by upcoming management. Because of the corruption and complicated rules in Ukraine, the foreign investment is dejected. There is lack in safety for marginal investors in Ukraine stock market; this ranges the investments from overseas. Ukraine is rich in natural resources and has plenty of industrial manufacturing power. Ukraine is one of the world's foremost energy shipment countries and has major energy sources, such as coal, and large mineral deposits. Nearly 77% of natural gas and 80% of oil is imported in Ukraine. The bulk dealers of oil in Ukraine are Russian firms. The complex bond linking dealer and customer directed to sporadic mutual stress, following interruption in gas supply. The sale of gas pipeline network is banned according to Ukraine's law. Because of Russian energy imports Ukraine's trade is expanding. The European Union (EU) accounts for Almost 30% of Ukraine's trade. Ukraine has a main ferrous metal manufacturing, producing cast iron, steel, and steel pipe, and its chemical industry produces coke, mineral fertilizers, and sulfuric acid. Man-made products consist of airplanes, turbines, metallurgical equipment, diesel locomotives, and tractors. Ukraine is also a main producer of grain, sunflower seeds, and beet sugar and has a wide-ranging industrial base, counting a lot of the former U.S.S.R.'s space and rocket industry. Ukraine joined the World Bank in 1992. About $5 billion or more is credited to Ukraine by World Bank. Ukraine is a member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in May 2008. Ukraine and the European Union initiated consultation on a free trade agreement in 2008. It was a short-term step to an EU association agreement. Ukraine looks forward to finish with the EU, a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) as well as a union on visa toleration.

Ukraine Universities

University of Taras Shevchenko of Kiev, Kyiv, Ukraine - 20,000 Students
University of National Technical of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine - 40,000 Students
University of Lviv State Ivan Franko, Lviv, Ukraine - 12,000 Students
University of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National, Kharkiv, Ukraine - 20,000 Students
University of Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Kharkiv, Ukraine - 20,000 Students
University of Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi, Ukraine - 10,000 Students
University of National Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine - 20,000 Students
University of Management of Donetsk State, Donetsk, Ukraine - 10,000 Students
University of Donetsk National, Donetsk, Ukraine - 15,000 Students
University of East Ukraine Volodymyr Dahl National , Luhansk, Ukraine - 36,000 Students
University of Ukrainian Catholic, Lviv, Ukraine - 20,000 Students

Ukraine Religions

Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchy Population is 39.8%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Population is 29.4%
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Population is 14.1%
Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Population is 2.8%
Ukraine Protestant Population is 2.4%
Ukraine Islam Population is 0.6%
Ukraine Roman Catholic Population is 1.7%
Ukraine Jewish Population is 0.2%
Ukraine other Population is 2%

Ukraine Oblasts

Cherkasy, Ukraine - Population 1,402,969
Chernihiv, Ukraine - Population 1,245,260
Chernivtsi, Ukraine - Population 922,817
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine - Population 3,567,567
Donets'k, Ukraine - Population 4,841,074
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine - Population 1,409,760
Kharkiv, Ukraine - Population 2,914,212
Kherson, Ukraine - Population 1,175,122
Khmelnytskyy, Ukraine - Population 1,430,775
Kiev, Ukraine - Population 1,827,894
Kirovohrad, Ukraine - Population 1,133,052
Luhansk, Ukraine - Population 2,546,178
Lviv, Ukraine - Population 2,626,543
Mykolayiv, Ukraine - Population 1,264,743
Odessa, Ukraine - Population 2,469,057
Poltava, Ukraine - Population 1,630,092
Rivne, Ukraine - Population 1,173,304
Sumy, Ukraine - Population 1,299,746
Ternopil, Ukraine - Population 1,142,416
Transcarpathia, Ukraine - Population 1,258,264
Vinnytsya, Ukraine - Population 1,772,371
Volyn, Ukraine - Population 1,060,694
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine - Population 1,929,171
Zhytomyr - Population 1,389,466

Ukraine Country Transportation

Ukraine has strongly developed in public transport. Cities are linked to the railway network and inter cities are also provided for regular use of passengers. Travelling in Intercity is very moderate. The other means of transport in Ukraine are minibuses, trolleybuses, street trams, Aviation and private taxis. Taxi rates in Ukraine are reasonable. Public transport is very affordable in Ukraine. In Ukraine aviation sector is rising rapidly. The Euro 2012 football tournament to Poland and Ukraine being the joint hosts, encouraged the government to supply huge amounts of money into transport infrastructure, and in particular airports.

Ukraine Geography

Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe. It shares the borders with Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in the west, Belarus in the north, Moldova and Romania in the south-west and Russia in the east and Black Sea in the south. Half of the Ukraine is covered with Dnipro River. It passes through north to south. On the west of the Crimea it joins Black sea. The entire geographic region of Ukraine is 603,700 square kilometers (233,100 sq mi). The land border of Ukraine is, in total, 4,558 kilometers (2,832 mi). The steppes are originated in the west of Ukraine. To the intense of south Crimean Peninsula is found. In Mount Hoverla main elevation is traced at 2,061 meters (6,762 ft). Nearly 58% of Ukraine land is arable, 2% is used for permanent crops18% is forests and woodland and 9% is other and 13% is the grazing land. The area of Ukraine is cleansed by the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The climate in Ukraine is continental. The climate resembles the sultry air from the Atlantic Ocean. The rainfall in Ukraine is unexceptional and unreasonable. Summers in Ukraine are humid across the greater part of the country, very hot in the south. The iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land are the Major natural resources in Ukraine.

Ukraine National Parks

An immense variety of natural landscapes and wildlife are present in Ukraine. The regions of Ukraine are nature reserves and National parks are protected. Ukraine has wide nature, so national parks play a vital role. Ecotourism in Ukraine is growing rapidly. There are more than 35 National parks. The biggest national park in Ukraine is Svityaz. The Shatskyi National Park formed in 1983and was declared as Biosphere Reserve in the year 2002. There are 23 lakes in the park. Swamps are the major attraction in Poliskyi Reserve and are spread in 22% of the park. To guard and learn particular ecosystems as well as for sustainable development Cheremskyi Nature Reserve is developed. In the marginal area of Yovorivskyi National Park many historical monuments, a monastery and churches are present. Kanivskyi Reserve has the importance for geological and archaeological elements. UNESCO confirmed biosphere reserve in 1984 to Askaniya-Nova Biosphere Reserve, oldest protected park. Ukrainian Steppe Reserve has four reserves, namely Khomutivsky Steppe Reserve, Mykhailivska Tsilyna Reserve, Kamyani Mogyly Reserve and Melova Flora Reserve. Chornomorskyi Biosphere Reserve is crucial for its bird species. Five massifs are covered in Karpatskyi Biosphere Reserve are Ugolsko-Shyrokoluzhansky massif, Marmarosk massif, Chronogir massif, Svidovets massif and Khust massif. Yalta Mountain Forest Reserve expands by the side of seashore of the Black sea. The only Jurassic period rocky shoreline massif of Ukraine is the Karadag Reserve.

Ukraine Government

Ukraine has split legislative, administrative, and legal branches and is in semi-presidential system. Ukraine has gone through wide legitimate developments. This development has made an intense impact in Ukraine. A change in local self government is recommended. Many features of the old Soviet-era system are still maintained by government of Ukraine. Earlier Communists and their team control the head legislature and the 450-member superlative assembly. The government consists of a great number of independent legislators and a little number of developers. At the last stage of USSR, the position of president was initiated in 1991 by Leonid Kravchuk. Leonid Kravchuk was old member of the Communist party who newly started to support Ukrainian patriotism. In 1990, the Communist party was formally prohibited, later was changed as the Socialist party of Ukraine and has the hold of the political control. Hard-line Communists objected the ban, which was withdrawn by the Supreme Council in May 1993.