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Ukraine

Currency code: 
Currency name: 
Ukrainian hryvnia
Country name: 
Ukraine
Capital: 
Kiev
Country code: 
Continent: 
Independence: 
August 24, 1991
Independent from: 
24 August 1991 from the Soviet Union; notable earlier dates: ca. 982 VOLODYMYR I consolidates Kyivan Rus, 1648 establishment of Cossack Hetmanate
Total area: 
603,550
Land area: 
579,330
Water area: 
24,220
Population: 
44,573,205
Population note: 
44,573,205 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: 
Ukrainian
All languages: 
Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%, other (includes small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities) 9%
Time zone: 
Eastern European Time (UTC+2) - Summer (DST) Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
Drive on: 
Right
Calling code: 
+380
Domain: 
.ua