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The country with the longest wind instrument in the world known as "Trembita". The country where the Bond girl of the 22nd James Bond movie, Olga Kurylenko, was born. The country where Steven Spielberg's grandparents' came from. The country where the first kerosene lamp in the world was created in 1853. The country with the third most visited McDonald’s on the globe. The country with the second deepest subway station in the world, extending down 105 meters. The country called Ukraine.
Ukraine is Europe's geographical center. Its population is about 45 million, 3 million of which reside in Kyiv. It's the largest country in Europe, extending for 603,628 km². Ukraine's land is very widespread, including rivers like the Dnieper, and mountains like the Carphathians. In addition to 7 countries, it borders the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, so there are numerous sites to see in the country.
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Another national sight is the Mlynki Cave: a 35-kilometer long, gypsum cave located in the Ternopil region. The cave is a natural occurrence containing various beautiful crystals and even serving as a habitat for bats. The consistent temperature of 9-12 degrees Celcius and its benefit for health make
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Although Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv, doesn't have an official H&M store or Starbucks Coffee, it has plenty other exceptional places. First of all, Kyiv is filled with beautiful historical sites, such as the "House with Chimaeras" (also known as the "Gorodetsky House"). Originally Gorodetsky built it as his own apartment back in 1903, but since 2005 it serves as a "presidential residence for official and diplomatic ceremonies." The masterpiece of modern architecture can be seen on Bankova street near the center.
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For people who just want to have a rest, the capital presents an entertaining and healthy cafe called the "Salt Cave". It is located on the Taras Shevchenko Bulvar and is created out of 12 tons of natural salt imported from the Carpathian region. One cubic meter of the air might contain about 15 milimeter of salt; this greatly contributes to a person's well-being. About 10 to 15 visit to this cafe can be equalized with a rest near the sea or the mountains, claims the cafe's administration.
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By Olexandra Rovinska