Colors and the Meaning of the Ukraine Flag
Ukraine Flag is designed on two colors. Yellow and blue colors are used. The flag consists of two equal horizontal parts. Blue symbolizes peace and the color of the sky, while the yellow color refers to the prosperity and wheat fields that are very important for the country.
In the period when Lviv was under the Soviet Union, the blue and yellow colors of the dynasty were banned in Ukraine.
History of the Ukraine Flag
In the past, it is known that there are different flag shapes in different regions of Ukraine. Even today it is possible to see the flags with different patterns. All of them have a unique experience in history.
It is known that in 1410, in the Battle of Grunwald, the flag, which had different shapes, was used by Lithuanians, Poles and other communities in the region. According to the records from the old period, traditional motifs with Kazakh signs are used in different depictions.
The period of the Austrian Empire
The emblems of the Russian Galician-Volyn State Kingdom are subject to change with the National Uprising in March 1848 during the Austrian Empire.
Although the background colors remain the same during the period, it is known that the emblem change is made many times.
In 1918-1920, for the first time, the national flag model was tried to be determined and 2 different national flag models were formed. The flags that were chosen in those years also had golden embroidery on the blue background. The idea of collecting communities living on Ukrainian lands under a single flag begins to gain momentum in these years. The model, in which the national flag carries its first lines, has been created by Hetman Skoropadski.
In the case of Soviet Ukraine, the situation changes slightly. Blue and yellow color on the flag is replaced by bright red. It is known that the National Flag was re-used for the first time on 14 March 1990 in the town of Stryi. In July 1990 the legendary flag is removed.
The Ukrainian Flag, designated as blue and yellow by a decision was taken on 23 August 1991 in the Ukrainian national assembly, is officially approved on January 28, 1992.
Neighboring Countries of Ukraine
The largest neighbor is Russia from its east to the northeast. There are Belarus in the northwest, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland in the west. Romania and Moldova are the southwestern neighbors. In the south, there is a seashore. These seas are the Black Sea and Azov Sea.
Main Characteristics of Ukraine
Ukraine; is a European country that welcomes millions of tourists every year with its nature, mountains, architecture, history, beaches, and nightlife. The largest city and capital of the country is Kiev. The official language is Ukrainian. Different languages are also spoken. Hryvnia is used as currency. It has a temperate continental climate. The average temperature in winter is -8 in the northeast, -2 in the southwest, and 4 in the southern coast of Crimea. While the highest temperature is between 36-42 degrees, the lowest temperature ranges from -30 to -40.
It is one of the richest cuisines in the world. Pork, lard, eggs, beetroot, potatoes, cabbage, and wheat flour are commonly used foods. The borscht soup and Vareniki are popular dishes.
|Currency||ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)|
|Highest point||Hora Hoverla(2,061 m)|
|Total area||603,700 km2|