Key Information & Facts of Ukraine

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 5 September 2016.

General Info

Kyiv (Kiev)

is the capital and largest city.

The 'Hryvnia'

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

44,429,471

is the population (2015 estimate).

Eastern European Time (UTC+2)

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

Ukrainian

is the national language, though Russian is quite common.

Cyrillic

is the script used with the Ukrainian alphabet and language.

Ukrainian

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 »

603,500

km2 (233,013 mi2) is its area.

+380

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

'Україна'

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

UA

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

For the Travelers

Right

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 »

18

is the smoking age.

18

is the drinking age.

16

is the age of consent.

112

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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