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Where is Ukraine?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Ukraine covers 579,330 square kilometers of land and 24,220 square kilometers of water, making it the 46th largest nation in the world with a total area of 603,550 square kilometers.

Ukraine became an independent state in 1991, after gaining its sovereignty from Russia. The population of Ukraine is 44,854,065 (2012) and the nation has a density of 77 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Ukraine is the Hryvnia (UAH). As well, the people of Ukraine are refered to as Ukrainian.

The dialing code for the country is 380 and the top level internet domain for Ukrainian sites is .ua.

Ukraine shares land borders with 7 countries: Belarus, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Ukraine section.

Quick facts

Population 44,854,065
Density 77.4 / km2 ( 200.5 / mi2 )
Language Ukrainian
Independence Year 1991
Capital Kiev (Kyiv City)
Currency Hryvnia
GDP 132,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,943 (2014 data)
Land Area 579,330 km2 (223,680 mi2)
Water Area 24,220 km2 (9,351 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Russia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Belarus, Poland
Minimum Longitude 22.160
Maximum Longitude 40.220
Mininum Latitude 44.380
Maximum Latitude 52.380

What is the capital of Ukraine?

map showing the location of Ukraine
Location of Kiev on a map.

Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine. It has a population of 2,797,553, and is located on a latitue of 50.45 and longitude of 30.52.

Kiev is also the political center of Ukraine, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Kiev, the Capital Of Ukraine

City Kiev
Country Ukraine
Population 2,797,553
Longitude 30.52380000
Latitude 50.45466000
Elevation 187 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Ukraine

Rank City Population
#1Kiev2,797,553
#2Kharkiv1,430,885
#3Dnipropetrovsk1,032,822
#4Donetsk1,024,700
#5Odessa1,001,558
#6Zaporizhzhya796,217
#7L'viv717,803
#8Kryvyi Rih652,380
#9Mykolayiv510,840
#10Mariupol481,626
#11Luhansk452,000
#12Khmel'nyts'kyy398,346
#13Sevastopol379,200
#14Makiyivka376,610
#15Simferopol358,108
#16Vinnytsya352,115
#17Kherson320,477
#18Poltava317,847
#19Chernihiv307,684
#20Cherkasy297,568

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.