Common English Name: Ukraine
Capital: Kiev

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Official Language(s)

Ukrainian
Secondary Languages: Russian, Crimean Tartar, Moldovan, Hungarian

Resources

Iron ore, Coal, Manganese, Natural gas, Oil, Salt, Sulfur, Graphite

Neighbors

Belarus (North), Hungary (West), Moldova (West), Poland (West), Romania (West), Russia (East), Slovakia (West)

Ethnic groups

Ukrainian (75.3%), Russian (17.2%), Romani (1.5%), Ruthenian (1.2%), Tatar (0.8%)

People

Est. Population:

44,209,733

Demonym:

Ukrainian

Religions:

Orthodox (58.5%)
Atheist (24.8%)
Roman Catholic (8.1%)
Protestant (3.3%)
Muslim (2.2%)

Largest City:

Kiev (2,906,569)

Other Cities:

Kharkiv (1,449,732)
Odessa (1,010,848)
Dnipropetrovsk (983,836)
Donetsk (929,063)
Zaporizhzhya (756,927)

Geography

Region:

Eastern Europe

Bodies of Water:

Black Sea (South)

Total Area:

603,550 km2 (96% land, 4% water)

Total Land:

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

Sea Level

Government

Type:

Semi-Presidential Republic

Heads of State:

President Volodymyr Zelensky

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman

Admin. Divisions

24 Provinces

Independence:

24 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

Nat'l Symbol:

Trident

Nat'l Anthem:

Shche ne vmerla Ukraina

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$7,500 (USD)

Currency

₴ (Hryvnia)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = ₴ (Hryvnia)27.86

Communication

Internet Code

.ua

Telephone Code

+380

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 71 - Ukraine (Pt. 2)
Posted on Tuesday April 10, 2018

Episode 28 - Ukraine
Posted on Friday December 02, 2016

Cultural Notes

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.

Sources

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