6. Standing at 2,061 metres, Mount Hoverla, part of the Carpathian Mountains which fall into Western Ukraine, is the tallest peak in Ukraine and a popular site for extreme sports.
7. Ukraine is the world’s largest producer of sunflower seeds, and across every part of Ukraine, you’ll see stunning fields of these yellow blooms – so many that they’d cover the entire of Slovenia if you uprooted them!
8. Ukraine is often called the “Breadbasket of Europe” because it boasts the ideal conditions for growing wheat, and is a major producer of the stuff.
9. One of the most unique tourist attractions in Ukraine is the so-called ‘Tunnel of Love’. A section of industrial railway that is surrounded by stunning greenery, it’s a favourite for couples who are looking for a romantic walk.
10. Ukraine is bordered to the south by the Black Sea, and here they have control over Zymiinyi Island, known commonly as Snake Island due to the residents. It’s the only natural home of the critically endangered Golden Lancehead Pit Viper, which were trapped on the island in the last Ice Age.