Ukraine Facts and History

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Flag of Ukraine
National Flag of Ukraine

Interesting facts about Ukraine

  • Official Name: Ukrayina (Ukraine)
  • Form of Government: unitary multiparty republic with a single legislative house (Verkhovna Rada1 [450])
  • President: Volodymyr Zelensky
  • Prime Minister: Denys Shmyhal
  • GDP: 153.8 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Kyiv
  • Population: 44.39 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Ukrainian
  • Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia
  • Timezone: GMT+3
  • Area: 603,628 km²
  • Dialing Code: +380
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Carpathian Mountains,Crimean
  • Major Rivers: Dnieper River,Bug River,Desna
  • Continent: Europe
  • Border Countries: Ukraine borders Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia. The landscape of Ukraine consists mainly of plains and plateaus, except the Carpathians in the west. Mount Hoverla (Hora Hoverla) is at 2.061 m (6.760 ft.), the highest peak in the country.

Map of Ukraine

National Symbols of Ukraine

  • National Bird: White stork
  • National Anthem: “Glory and Freedom of Ukraine Has not yet Perished”
  • National Animal: Common nightingale
  • National Flower: Sunflower Love Sunflowers
  • National Poet: Taras Shevchenko
  • National Game: Football