Tell about your native town, will you?
Year 5 Level A1 / A1+
Hi, I’m Liza. I live in the town of Shpola, Cherkasy Oblast. I’d like to tell you about Shpola my hometown.
Let’s start with the fact that Shpola is the geographical center of Ukraine. Shpola is 75 kilometeres from Cherkasy, our regional centre. My town is more than 400 years old. It is not big. More than seventeen thousand people live in our town.
The teacher of History told us about the origin of the name Shpola. There are some versions. One of them says that our town was named after the Haydamak leader Shpolka who settled on the banks of the river Shpolka. You can learn about the history of our town and district in our history museum.
The haidamaky or haidamaks (singular haidamaka, Ukrainian: Гайдамаки) were Ukrainian cossack paramilitary outfits composed of commoners (peasants, craftsmen) in the eastern part of the Polish-Ukrainian Commonwealth.
Nature around my hometown is very beautiful. There are many forests and lakes around it.
There are some monuments in our town. You can see the monument to Taras Shevchenko, the monument to soldiers internationalists, an obelisk to soldiers killed during Word War II.
There aren’t big factories in our town. There is a bread factory, a food factory, plant Orion Glass, and a furniture factory.
In Shpola you can have fun visiting a cinema and a house of culture. There are some clubs for kids: a club of young technicians, an entertainment complex for children “Kid’s Club”. You can eat out in some cafes. I like kid’s cafe.
I love my native town! You are welcome to Shpola my hometown!
HI Liza! I have never been to Shpola. But I know that is a town in Cherkasy oblast. I did not know that your hometawn is a geographical centre of Ukraine. It is great that you live in the very centre of Ukraine! It is great that you know interesting facts from the history of your town. In Kaniv there are many forests too. You are welcome to Taras Shevchenko museum on Tarasova hill!
Liza, thank you for this interesting information about your hometown! I live in a small town too. It is called Kaniv, not far from Cherkasy. But I’d like to live in a big city, with many opportunities to develop myself. If I make some foreign friends and they come for a visit, I’ll show them Shpola – the geographical centre of Ukraine.
Hello Liza. Your article about Shpola is very interesting. Five years ago I was at the sea and our neighbors were from Shpola.I didn’t know before that Shpola is a geographical centre of Ukraine. I have never been to Shpola but I also from a small town and one of my goals for the future is to live in a big city. There are some interesting places to visit in Kaniv. You are welcome to Kaniv, my hometown!