Where is Ukraine?

Located in Eastern Europe, Ukraine has a 5,618.00 km border with Belarus (1,111 km), Hungary (128 km), Moldova (1,202 km), Poland (535 km), Romania (601 km), Russia (1,944 km) and Slovakia (97 km).Ukraine's 1997 boundary delimitation treaty with Belarus remains unratified due to unresolved financial claims.

Ukraine is a European country covering 603,550.00 km2 of which 4.01% is water and 579,330.00 km2 is land. Approximately 43,133 sq km is occupied by Russia or about 7.1% of Ukraine's area. This makes it the 47th largest country in the world and almost four times the size of Georgia slightly smaller than Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 49 00 N, 32 00 E and Kiev is the capital city.

The name comes from the Old East Slavic word "ukraina", which means "borderland or march".

Its ISO code is UA.


Ukraine has a mean elevation of 175 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Black Sea. Its highest elevation is Hora Hoverla which is 2,061m above tall.

It has a desert climate that is cooler in the eastern mountains. Its terrain is mostly made up of fertile plains and plateaus, with some mountains.


Ukraine has a population of 44,209,733 making it the 31st largest in the world. The majority of settlements are found in the eastern and western regions of the country.

Ukrainian is the official language, while Russian is also widely spoken. The most common ethnic group is Ukrainian, followed by Russian. The majority of the population is Orthodox Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 380.


Ukraine is an independent country. It gained independence with the dissolution of the United Kingdom in 1991. Its constitution was last ratified in 1996.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Ukraine's GDP is $353,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $8,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 49th largest economy and its citizens the 145th richest in the world. The currency of Ukraine is the Hryvnia (UAH).

Its major export partners are Russia, Turkey, and China. Its main exports are ferrous and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products, and chemicals. Its major import partners are Russia, Germany, and China. Its major imports include energy, machinery, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017