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Ukraine



Ukraine is located in East Europe. It is bounded by Belarus to the north, Russia to the north and east, the Black Sea to the south, Moldova and Romania to the southwest as well as Poland, Hungary and Slovakia to the west. The country is a vast undulating plain bound by the Carpathian Mountains to the southwest and the Black Sea to the south. The new government presents its citizens with hope that the country may at last attain true freedom and prosperity.

 

 

Area: 603,700 sq km
Population: 47.4 million
Capital: Kiev
People: Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarusian 0.6%, Moldovan 0.5%, Crimean Tatar 0.5%, Bulgarian 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Romanian 0.3%, Polish 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%, other 1.8%
Language: Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%, small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities

Religion: Ukrainian Orthodox - Kiev Patriarchate 19%, Orthodox 16%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 9%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 6%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 1.7%, Protestant, Jewish, none 38%
Government: Republic
GDP: $321.2 billion
Major Industries: Agriculture, Chemical Refining, Excavators, Hydroelectricity, Iron and Steel, Locomotives, Mining, Oil Refining, Planes, Railroad Cars, Ships, Tractors, Turbines
Major Trading Partners: Russia, Germany, Turkey, Italy, US and Turkmenistan

 

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