Ukraine is located in the east of the European Continent, with a population of 44,854,065, making it the 30th largest national
population. Its capital and largest city is
Kyiv (also known as Kiev) with a total population of 3,648,000. The country
encompasses 603,700 square kilometers making it the 44th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Belarus,
Russia, Sea of Azov, Black Sea, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland.

President Viktor Yanukovych is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minster Mykola Azarov is recognized as the Head of
Government and, along with First Deputy Prime Minister Serhiy A
rbuzov and Deputy Prime Ministers Yuriy Boyko,
Kostyantyn Hr
yshchenko and Oleksandr Vilkul, achieves that status following legislative elections, when the leader of the
majority party or the majority coalition is appointed to the cabinet by the President and holds that position five years. Its
form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 28th of June 1996.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian and other tongues. It
counts among its major religions Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate, Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow
Patriarchate, Ukrainian Greek Catholic, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish and no faiths. As sources of
mass communication it has 542 radio stations and 647 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Hora Hoverla, its highest point at 2,061 meters and the Black Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is Dnieper River, which measures 2,253 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are coal, electric power, ferrous and
nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals and food processing. Its official currency is Ukrainian
Hryvnia .

Here’s something you may not know about Ukraine. Ukraine is the second-largest country in Europe.
Old wooden Ukrainian
Bell tower of Saint
Sophia cathedral in
Bear Mountain on the
Black Sea coast of
Yalada (Yalta)
The dome of Saint
Sophia in Kyiv
Dnieper River-
Ukraine's principle
Entrance to Uspensky
Cave Monastery
Hora Hoverla-
Ukraine's highest point
Livadia Palace, scene
of the historic Yalta
conference in 1945
Soviet era building in
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Kyiv- Ukraine's capital
and largest city
Updated 26 February 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
1.1% (2009 est.)


Swallow's Nest at Yalta
Crimea Peninsula on
the Black Sea
Tradtional Ukrainian
Tradtional Ukrainian
Chernivtsi on Ukraine's
border with Romania
Chervonograd on
Ukraine's Poland
Luhansk- Ukraine's
easternmost point on
the Russian border
Odessa on the Black
Ovruch on Ukraine's
border with Belarus
Shostka- Ukraine's
northernmost point on
the Russian border
Ukraine's border with
Ukraine's countryside
along the border with
Yalta on the Black
Sea- Ukraine;s
southernmost and
lowest point
Uzhhorod Railway
Station- Ukraine's
westernmost point on
the border with
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Rybnitsa- a breakaway
autonomous region of
Ukraine's border with