Ukraine is a country located in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Belarus to the north;Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland to the west; Russia to the north and east; and Romania and Moldova to the south.
Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine. With a population of 2,797,553 and covering an area of 323.9 square miles, it is the largest city of Ukraine. Kiev is the industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. There are many high-tech industries, colleges and universities, and world-famous historical landmarks in Kiev.
How big is Ukraine?
The total area covered by Ukraine is 233,000 square miles. The country has a coastline of 1,729 miles. According to the 2010 census, the population of Ukraine was estimated at 45,888,000.
What are the ethnic groups in Ukraine?
More than half the population of Ukraine is constituted by ethnic Ukrainians. The other ethnic groups in the country include Russians, Belarusians, Moldovans, Crimean Tatars, Bulgarians, Hungarians, Romanians, Jews, Armenians, Poles, Greeks and Tatars.
What are the administrative divisions of Ukraine?
Ukraine is a unitary state sub-divided into twenty-four oblasts (provinces) and one autonomous republic , Crimea. The provinces and Crimea are further divided into 490 raions or districts.
Who are the political leaders of Ukraine?
The government of Ukraine is a unitary semi-presidential republic. President - Viktor Yanukovych
Prime Minister - Mykola Azarov
What currency is used in Ukraine?
The hryvnia, denoted by the ISO code UAH is the official currency of Ukraine. It was adopted as the national currency on September 2, 1996. The hryvnia is subdivided into 100 kopiyok.
What is the official language of Ukraine?
Ukrainian is the official language of Ukraine. Russian is spoken in eastern and southern parts of the country.
What is the religion of Ukraine?
Orthodox Christianity is the dominant religion in Ukraine. The other Christian denominations include Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Small communities of Calvinists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutherans, Methodists and Seventh-day Adventists, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are also found. Judaism and Islam are also practiced.
What is the economy of Ukraine like?
Ukraine has a market-based economy. In 2010 the GDP (PPP) was estimated at $305.2 billion. The GDP per capita was $6,700. Ukraine is one of the largest producers of transportation vehicles and spacecraft in the world. The National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) is one of the largest space agencies and actively participates in scientific space exploration and remote sensing missions. Ukraine has launched six self made satellites between 1991-2007. Oil and natural gas are abundant and the major imports. Machinery, transportation equipment, and chemicals are some of the other import items. Ukraine exports ferrous and non-ferrous metals, food products, fuel and petroleum products, and machinery and transport equipment. Information technology is one of the booming sectors of Ukrainian economy.
When is the national day of Ukraine celebrated?
The national day of Ukraine is celebrated on August 24 every year. The national day is also called the Independence day. The day marks the declaration of Ukraine from the Soviet Union on the 24th of August, 1991.