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Ukraine's Information

Flag of Ukraine
Land Area 579,330 km2
Water Area 24,220 km2
Total Area 603,550km2 (#45)
Population 44,209,733 (#31)
Population Density 76.31/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $353.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $8,200
Currency Hryvnia (UAH)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Ukraine
  • Capital City: Kyiv (Kiev) (2,797,553 pop.)
    (3,648,000 metro)
  • Ukraine Population: 44,573,205 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Hryvnia
    (conversion rates)

    100 hryvnia
  • Ethnicity: Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarusian 0.6%, Moldovan 0.5%, Crimean Tatar 0.5%, Bulgarian 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Romanian 0.3%, Polish 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%, other 1.8%
  • GDP total: $335.4 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $7,600 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%, other 9% (includes small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Kyyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Odesa, Zaporizhzhya, L'viv, Kryvyy, Mykolayiv, Mariupol, Luhansk
  • Name: The origin of Ukraine's name can be traced back to ancient times, and simply means 'land.'
  • National Day: August 24
  • Religion: Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate 50.4%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 26.1%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 8%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 7.2%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Protestant 2.2%, Jewish 0.6%, other 3.2%
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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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