Ukraine at the Glance:

Facts

Detail
official language
Ukrainian
Capital
Kyiv
Independence
August, 24, 1991
Location
Central-Eastern Europe, part of the East-European plain, between 44''20' and 52''20' N and 22''5' and 41''15'E.
Climate
moderately continental, except for Southern Crimea, where the climate is subtropical, of the Mediterranean type. The Carpathian climate is also mild, with warm winter and rainy summer.
Average winter temperature
is from -8° to -12° C (from +17.6° F to +3° F). In the Southern regions average winter temperature is 0° C (+32° F).
Best time to visit Ukraine
summer, late spring and early autumn.
Population
47 732 079 (25th in the world, population density – 80 p/km2)
Currency
hryvnia (letter code UAH, digital code 980)
Time zone
GMT+2 (UTC+2)
Internet top-level domain
ua
International phone code
380
Ukrainian Symbols
The State Flag of Ukraine, The State Coat of Arms of Ukraine, The State Anthem of Ukraine
Elevation extremes
Lowest point: Black Sea 0 m
Highest point: Hora Hoverla 2,061 m
Natural resources
Iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land
World Rank
155
Regional Rank
43
Population
45.5 million
Area
603,700 sq km (233,090 sq miles)
GDP (PPP)
$335.2 billion (0.2% growth in 2012)
Major languages
Ukrainian (official), Russian
Major religion
Christianity
Life expectancy
64 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit
1 hryvnya = 100 kopiykas
Main exports
: Military equipment, metals, pipes, machinery, petroleum products, textiles, agricultural products
GNI per capita
US $3,130 (World Bank, 2011)





                   
                   


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