Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe, and is the 32nd biggest country by population, and 44th by territory. Ukraine is the largest country located entirely in Europe.
Ukraine is a semi-presidential constitutional republic. It borders Belarus in the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in the west, Romania and Moldavia in the south-west, and Russia in the east and northeast. The Black and Azov Seas lie to the south and southeast.
Date of independence (from the USSR) – August 24, 1991.
Official language – Ukrainian.
Capital – Kyiv.
Biggest cities – Kyiv, Kharkov, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Lviv, Kryvyi Rih.
Area – 603,549 km2.
Population – 42,504,274.
Currency – Hryvnia.
ISO Code – UA.
IOC Code – UKR.
Time zone – UTC +2, summer UTC +3.