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Economy of Ukraine
Purchasing power parity GDP (2009 est.): $294.3 billion.
Nominal GDP (2009 est.): $117.1 billion.
Annual growth rate (2009 govt. est.): -14.1%.
PPP per capita GDP (2009 est.): $6,400.
Nominal per capita GDP (2006 est.): $1,746.
Natural resources: Vast fertile lands, coal, iron ore, various
large mineral deposits, timber.
Agriculture: Products--Grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds,
vegetables, beef, and milk.
Industry: Types--Coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous
metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, and food
Trade (2009): Exports of goods and services--$41.49 billion:
ferrous and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products,
chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, and food
products. Imports--$45.58 billion: energy, machinery and
equipment, and chemicals.
Geography of Ukraine
Area: 233,000 sq. mi., the largest country wholly in Europe.
Cities: Capital--Kyiv (also transliterated as Kiev, pop. 2.8
million). Other cities--Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk,
Terrain: A vast plain mostly bounded by the Carpathian
mountains in the southwest and by the Black Sea and the Sea of
Azov in the South.
Climate: Continental temperate, except in southern Crimea,
which has a sub-tropical climate.
Government of Ukraine
Independence: August 24, 1991.
Constitution: First post-Soviet constitution adopted June 28,
1996, amended January 1, 2006.
Branches: Executive--president, prime minister, cabinet.
Legislative--450-member unicameral parliament, the Supreme
Rada (members elected to 4-year terms from party lists by
proportional vote). Judicial--Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal,
local courts, and Constitutional Court.
Political parties: Wide range of active political parties and
blocs, from leftist to center and center-right to ultra-
Suffrage: Universal at 18.
Administrative subdivisions: 24 provinces (oblasts), Crimean
autonomous republic, and two cities with special status--Kyiv
Map of Ukraine
This Map of Ukraine shows the borders of the country, as well
as rivers, and cities including Kyiv the capital of Ukraine.
(Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Ukraine
The Official Name of Ukraine is Ukraine. (Facts from the U.S.
People of Ukraine
Population (est.): 45.7 million.
Nationality: Noun--Ukrainian(s); adjective--Ukrainian.
Ethnic groups: Ukrainians, Russians, Belarusians, Moldovans,
Bulgarians, Hungarians, Romanians, Jews, Poles, Crimean
Tatars, and other groups.
Religions: Ukrainian Orthodoxy, Ukrainian Greek Catholicism,
Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, others.
Languages: Ukrainian (official), Russian, others.
Health: Infant mortality rate--8.98/1,000; life expectancy--
62.37 yrs. males, 74.5 yrs. females.
Work force: 22.3 million. Industry--18.5%; agriculture--15.8%;
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