Ukraine (Ukrayina)



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Capital: Kiev (Kyiv)

Population (Estimated July 2012): 44,854,065

Area: 603,628km2 or 233,062mi2

Currency: Hryvnya (UAH)

Official Language: Ukrainian

Political Information: Parliamentary Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 50.4% of the population is Ukrainian Orthodox – Kyiv Patriarchate, 26.1% are Ukrainian Orthodox – Moscow Patriarchate, 8% are Ukrainian Greek Catholic, 7% are Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, 2.2% are Roman Catholic, 2.2% are Protestant, 0.6% are Jewish and 3.2% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Hora Hoverla at 2,061m or 6,762ft

Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +2:00





Counties/Provinces/States: 24 provinces (oblasti, singular – oblast’), 1 autonomous republic* (avtonomna respublika), and 2 municipalities (mista, singular – misto) with oblast status**; Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Crimea or Avtonomna Respublika Krym* (Simferopol’), Dnipropetrovs’k, Donets’k, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmel’nyts’kyy, Kirovohrad, Kyiv**, Kyiv, Luhans’k, L’viv, Mykolayiv, Odesa, Poltava, Rivne, Sevastopol’**, Sumy, Ternopil’, Vinnytsya, Volyn’ (Luts’k), Zakarpattya (Uzhhorod), Zaporizhzhya, Zhytomyr


Leaders: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy; Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal


Additional: Gained independence from the Soviet Union on the 24th of August 1991.

Kyiv City, Ukraine

Kyiv City, Ukraine

Kyiv City, also known as Kiev, is the capital and largest city of Ukraine. It is located in the north-central part of the country along the Dnieper River. With a population of over 3 million people, Kyiv City is not only the political and administrative center of...

Crimea, Ukraine

Crimea, Ukraine

The Crimean Peninsula, located on the northern coast of the Black Sea, has a rich and complex history that has shaped its significance in both global politics and current events. From ancient Greek and Roman settlements to Mongol invasions and Soviet rule, Crimea has...

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