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HOME: Ukraine Facts

Ukraine Facts and Stats

 

Are you looking for Ukraine facts, stats and trivia info? Below you will find some fun Ukrainian information and resources that will help you impress friends and family on your next game of Jeopardy.

 

Ukraine 

Area: The total area of Ukraine is 603,700 km² (233,094 miles²), which makes it the second-largest country in Europe after Russia (slightly larger than France). Ukraine is divided into 24 regions (oblasts) and an Autonomous Republic of Crimea.



Topography:

 

Ukraine is located in the Eastern Europe near the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Most of Ukraine consists of fertile plains (steppes) and plateaus, with mountains found in the west (the Carpathian Mountains) and the Crimean Peninsula in the extreme south.

 

 

Ukraine Map

Reproduced with permission from Lonely Planet Publications © 2005

 

 

Time Zone:

 

Ukraine has only one time zone, GMT + 2 hours

 

Weather:

 

Climate in Ukraine is temperate and continental and onlyin southern Crimea are there signs of being subtropical. The average temperature, depending on the region, varies from –7°C (19°F) to +4°C (39°F) in January and from +19°C (66°F) to +30°C (86°F) in July.

 

Population:

 

47,425,336 (July, 2005 est.)
Population growth rate: -0.63% (2005 est.)
Life Expectancy at birth: (2005 est.)
1. Female: 72.38 years
2. Male: 61.60 years
3. Total Population: 66.85 years
Sex ratio in Ukraine: 0.86 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

 

Ethnic Groups:

 

Among the total population of Ukraine, 77.8% are Ukrainian. Other ethnic groups include Russian (17.3%), Belo Russian, Jewish, Crimean Tatar, Hungarian, Romanian, German, and Bulgarian.

 

Languages:

 

Official State Language is Ukrainian. The majority of the population, nevertheless, speaks both Russian and Ukrainian.

 

Religions:

 

The main religions in the Ukraine are Christianity Orthodox, Greek Catholic, Roman Catholic and Protestant but Judaism and Islam are also practiced.

 

Government type: Republic

 

Capital: Kiev

 

Ukrainian National Anthem (follow this link to learn the words)

 

 

Country Dialing Code: 380

 

Electricity: ~220 V, 50 Hz, European socket (2-pins)

 

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