Ukraine

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Ukraine  

Location

Central and Eastern Europe

Border countries

Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov

Area

603,628 km2

Population

45,8 millions

Capital

Kiev

Official language

Ukrainian

Administrative division

Ukraine is subdivided into twenty-four oblasts (provinces) and one autonomous republic, Crimea. The 24 oblasts and Crimea are subdivided into 490 raions (districts), or second-level administrative units.

Political system

Unitary semi-presidential republic

President

Petro Poroshenko

Prime minister

Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Parliament

Ukraine's legislative branch includes the 450-seat unicameral parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

Currency

Hryvnia (UAH)

Time

Eastern European Time (UTC+2)

Calling code

380

Internet TLD

.ua, .укр

Electricity

220 V

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%.

Ethnic groups

77.8% Ukrainians, 17.3% Russians, 4.9% others and unspecified

International organisations

Ukraine is a member of:

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM);
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE);
  • United Nations (UN) and many others.

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