Key Information & Facts of Ukraine

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 5 September 2016.

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General Info

Kyiv (Kiev)

is the capital and largest city.

The 'Hryvnia'

is the currency. Its sub-unit is the kopiyka.


is the population (2015 estimate).

Eastern European Time (UTC+2)

is the country’s time zone; summer is Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3).


is the national language, though Russian is quite common.


is the script used with the Ukrainian alphabet and language.


is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »


km2 (233,013 mi2) is its area.


is the country’s calling (dialing) code.


is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language. (ooh-krai-ee-nah)


is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

For the Travelers


is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & F

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 230 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »


is the smoking age.


is the drinking age.


is the age of consent.


is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Petro Poroshenko

is the president.

Constitutional Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk

is the prime minister.

Verkhovna Rada

is the country’s legislating body.

'Shche ne vmerly Ukrainy i slava i volya'

(translit.) is the country’s national anthem (“The glory and the freedom of Ukraine has not yet died”).
Ukraine Flag

Key Cities & Regions

Kyiv (Kiev) Lviv

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