Ukraine's capital among world's top 100 greenest cities

Source : 112 Ukraine

Urban green space in Kyiv makes up for 44% of the total area
12:42, 16 January 2021

The capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, has made it to the TOP 100 of the world's greenest cities, where it took the 100th place. This is stated on the website Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index (HUGSI).

The ranking compiles data for 155 cities from 60 countries worldwide. The project analyzes satellite data using artificial intelligence to assess the environment and the level of urban green space.

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Urban green space in Kyiv makes up for 44% of the total area, including 40% covered by trees and 4% – by grass.

Urban green space per capita stands at 82.3 square meters, the ranking says.

Charlotte, North Carolina (US), tops the list, while Durban (RSA) and Vilnius (Lithuania) rank second and third, respectively.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine was ranked 38 out of 42 countries in the ranking of the world's happy countries. 

The Gallup International Association of Independent Research Agencies surveyed 38,709 people in 42 countries. According to its results, Kyrgyzstan was the happiest country in 2020, where 85% of residents consider themselves happy.

Ukraine's result in 2020 (only 14% of respondents were able to call themselves happy) shows a 19% decrease, comparing to 2019, when this indicator was 33%.

Related: Kyiv one of world’s top seven cities with biggest traffic jams

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