Basic facts about Ukraine

Country name: Ukraine
Capital: Kiev
Country code: 418
Continent: Europe
Currency name: Ukrainian hryvnia
Independence: 1991-08-24 00:00:00
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 (km2): 603,550
Land area (km2): 579,330
Water area (km2): 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)
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Drive on: right
Calling code: +380
Domain: .ua