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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
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon author, nobel laureate
  • Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky artist
  • Anna Akhmatova poet
  • Nathan Altman artist, book illustrator, stage designer
  • Nikolai (Mykola) Amosov surgeon, inventor
  • Nicolai Ivanovich Andrusov geologist, stratigrapher, palaeontologist
  • Dmytro Antonovych politician
  • Alexander Porfyrovych Archipenko artist, sculptor
  • Vasyl Avramenko choreographer, director, film producer
  • Isaak Babel journalist, playwright
  • Eduard Bagritsky poet
  • Ivan Bahrianyi politician
  • Oksana Baiul figure skater, Olympic medalist
  • Stepan Bandera politician
  • Oleksander Barvinsky politician
  • Vasyl Barvinsky composer, conductor
  • Marie Bashkirtseff sculptor
  • Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev philosopher
  • Georgy Beregovoy cosmonaut
  • Elisabeth Bergner actress
  • Marko Bezruchko military commander
  • Oleksandr Bogomoletz physiologist
  • Jacques Bogopolsky engineer, camera designer
  • Sergei Bondarchuk film director, screenwriter
  • Dmitry Bortniansky composer
  • Valeriy Borzov track athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Robert Brackman artist
  • Serhiy Bubka pole vaulter, Olympic medalist
  • Gersh Budker nuclear physicist
  • Mykola Burachek artist, pedagogue
  • David Davidovich Burliuk artist, illustrator
  • Leonid Buryak footballer, Olympic medalist
  • Leonid Bykov film director, script writer
  • Elina Bystritskaya actress
  • Georges Charpak physicist, nobel laureate
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy ballroom dance champion, choreographer
C - E
  • Viacheslav Chornovil politician, dissident
  • Grigori Naumovich Chukhrai film director, screenwriter
  • Sonia Delaunay artist, co-founder Orphism art movement
  • Andrij Dobriansky opera singer
  • Dmytro Dontsov activist, nationalist writer
  • Dmytro Doroshenko historian
  • Aleksandr Petrovich Dovzhenko film director, screenwriter
  • Petro Dyachenko military commander
  • Ilya Ehrenburg author, journalist
  • Katherine Esau botanist
F - G
  • Ivan Franko poet
  • George Gamow theoretical physicist, cosmologist
  • Samuel "Sam" Gerson wrestler, Olympic medalist
  • Valentin Glushko rocket engines designer, engineer
  • Maria Gorokhovskaya gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Leopold Gottlieb artist
  • Maurycy Gottlieb artist
  • Vasily Grossman author, journalist
  • Maria Guleghina opera singer
  • Tatiana Gutsu gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Vadim Gutzeit fencer, Olympic medalist

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This page was last updated on August 28, 2019.

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