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Ukraine's Information

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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.


  • Waldemar Haffkine microbiologist, developer of vaccines for cholera, bubonic plague
  • Mykola Hlushchenko artist
  • Isydore Hlynka biochemist
  • Jacques Hnizdovsky artist, sculptor
  • Ivan Horbachevsky chemist
  • Volodymyr Horbulin developer strategic rocket systems, space vehicles
  • Jascha Horenstein conductor
  • Dmytro Hrachov archer, Olympic medalist
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  • Abram Ioffe physicist
  • Volodymyr Ivasyuk composer, songwriter, poet
  • Milla Jovovich actress
  • Mark Kac mathematician
  • Leonid Kadeniuk astronaut
  • Ihor Kalynets poet, dissident
  • Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov physicist
  • Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya actress
  • Hnat Khotkevych composer, musicologist, bandurist
  • Nikolai Kibalchich revolutionary, rocket pioneer
  • Yana Klochkova swimmer, Olympic medalist
  • Stepan Klochurak prime minister Hutsul Republic
  • Pyotr Konchalovsky artist
  • Yuri Kondratyuk astronautics, spaceflight pioneer
  • Yevhen Konovalets commander UNR army
  • Sergei Korolev rocket engineer, spacecraft designer
  • Volodymyr Korolyuk mathematician
  • Alexander Koshetz conductor, arranger, composer
  • Lina Kostenko poet
  • Ivan Kotlyarevsky author, poet, playwright
  • Ivan Kozlovsky opera singer
  • Olga Yuriyevna Krasko actress
  • Leonid Kravchuk first president
  • Mikhail Kravchuk mathematician
  • Lenny Krayzelburg swimmer, Olympic medalist
  • Mark Krein mathematician
  • Grigori Yakovlevich Kriss fencer, Olympic medalist
  • Solomiya Krushelnytska opera singer
  • Fedir Krychevsky artist
  • Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky artist, architect
  • Leonid Kuchma former president
  • Oleksandr-Zenon "Les" Kurbas director
  • Milena "Mila" Kunis actress
  • Olha Kostiantynivna Kurylenko actress
  • Vladimir Kuts long distance runner, Olympic medalist
  • Hryhory Kytasty composer, conductor
  • Larisa Latynina gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Ana Layevska actress
  • Mykola Lebed political activist, guerrilla fighter
  • Max Levchin computer scientist, co-founder PayPal
  • Kost Levytsky founder Ukranian National Democratic movement
  • Serge Lifar ballet dancer, choreographer
  • Mikhail Lifshitz literary critic, philosopher
  • Ephraim Moses Lilien artist, photographer
  • Yuri Vladimirovich Linnik mathematician
  • Anatole Litvak filmmaker
  • Andriy Livytskyi politician, statesman, diplomat
  • Mykola Livytskyi former prime minister
  • Peter Loboda numismatist
  • Volodymyr Havrylovych Luciv bandurist, tenor
  • Borys Lyatoshynsky composer, conductor
  • Vyacheslav Lypynsky historian, activist
  • Tatiana Felixivna Lysenko gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Trofim Lysenko biologist, agronomist

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This page was last updated on August 28, 2019.

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