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Ukraine

Common English Name: Ukraine

Capital: Kiev

REGION
Eastern Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Belarus (North)
Hungary (West)
Moldova (West)
Poland (West)
Romania (West)
Russia (East)
Slovakia (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Black Sea (South)
TOTAL AREA
603,550 km2 (96% land, 4% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
4,566 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
2,782 km
CLIMATE
Temperate
TERRAIN
Fertile plains
Plateaus
Mountains in the west
HIGHEST POINT
Hora Hoverla (2,061 m)
LOWEST POINT
Black Sea (0 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Iron ore
Coal
Manganese
Natural gas
Oil
Salt
Sulfur
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DEMONYM
Ukrainian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Ukrainian (75.3%)
Russian (17.2%)
Romani (1.5%)
Ruthenian (1.2%)
Tatar (0.8%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Ukrainian
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Russian
Crimean Tartar
Moldovan
Hungarian
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Orthodox (58.5%)
Atheist (24.8%)
Roman Catholic (8.1%)
Protestant (3.3%)
Muslim (2.2%)
POPULATION
44,209,733
LARGEST CITY
Kiev (2,906,569)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Kharkiv (1,449,732)
Odessa (1,010,848)
Dnipropetrovsk (983,836)
Donetsk (929,063)
Zaporizhzhya (756,927)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Semi-Presidential Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Petro Poroshenko
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
24 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
24 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Trident
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Shche ne vmerla Ukraina
GDP PER CAPITA
$7,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
₴ (Hryvnia)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = ₴26.35
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ua
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+380

During large gatherings and festivals, Ukrainians collectively yell “Разом нас багато, нас не подолати”, which translates to “Together we are many, we cannot be defeated.” This phrase was popularized by a hip-hop song.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/up.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/UP (Ethnic and religious data)

http://ukrstat.org/en/operativ/oper_new_e.html (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 December 2016