Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. Belarus borders it to the north, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary border it to the west, and Romania and Moldova border Ukraine to the southwest. Russia also borders Ukraine to the east and northeast. After Russia, Ukraine is the second-largest country in Europe.

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (km²)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
UkraineEuropeEastern EuropeKyiv36,744,6340.46%579,330Ukrainian hryvnia

The country is mainly flat, although there are mountainous areas in the west (the Carpathians) and to the south of the Crimean Peninsula. Ukraine has fertile land, with vast plains ideal for growing wheat. The country has long been one of the world’s top sunflower meal, meat, and oil producers.

Ukraine has a temperate climate, with cold winters and warm summers. The country also has year-round rainfall. The southern coast of the Crimea, however, has a subtropical Mediterranean climate.

There is a multi-party, semi-presidential republic system in Ukraine. The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has legislative power to make laws in the country. The president acts as the head of state and is voted in by direct popular vote.

One of Ukraine’s most famous landmarks is the 102 meter tall statue called Mother Ukraine. The titanium statue stands in Kyiv. Other recognizable sights in Ukraine include Independence Square and Saint Sophia Cathedral (both in Kyiv). The latter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site constructed in the 11th century.

The official language in Ukraine is Ukrainian, although over 30% of the population speaks Russian in their personal life instead.

Ukraine: Stats and Facts

Official LanguageMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
"Shche ne vmerla Ukraina"
("Ukraine's Glory Has Not Perished"),78249 00 N, 32 00 E1UTC +02:00UTC +03:00right$501,066,000,000$14,878$186,261,000,000$5,531