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About Ukraine

Ukraine is definitely a destination to be discovered. It is the largest country in Europe with 0.41% of the world’s territory and 0.85% of the world’s population. It borders the Russian Federation, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, with the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south.

Ukraine is a place with fabulous nature, architectural landmarks and golden-domed churches. It is on the crossroads between Central and Eastern Europe, between the north and south. It has mountain ranges – the Carpathian mountains are good for skiing, hiking, fishing and hunting. The coastline on the Black Sea is a popular summer destination for vacationers.

Today, Ukraine is a cradle of well-wishing people and a country of sunflowers and endless blue skies.

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Official language:

Ukrainian

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Capital:

Kyiv

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Independence:

August, 24, 1991

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Population:

47 732 079

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Currency:

Hryvnia (UAH)

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Time zone:

GMT+2 (UTC+2)

Location: Central-Eastern Europe, part of the East-European plain, between 44”20′ and 52”20′ N and 22”5′ and 41”15’E.

Area: 603 700 km2

Climate: moderately continental.

Average winter temperature is from -8° to -12° C (from +17.6° F to +3° F). In the Southern regions average winter temperature is 0° C (+32° F).

Average summer temperature is from +18° to +25° C (from +64.4° F to +77° F), although maximum temperature can be more than +35°C (+95° F).

Best time to visit Ukraine: summer, late spring and early autumn.

Internet top-level domain: ua

International phone code: 380