What is Ukraine?

  • (noun): A republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century.
    Synonyms: Ukrayina


Ukraine (i/juːˈkreɪn/ yew-KRAYN; Ukrainian: Україна, transliterated: Ukrayina, ) is a country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine borders the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after the Russian Federation.

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UKR - Economy - Transportation
... nationwide and connects all the major cities of Ukraine as well as providing cross-border routes to the country’s neighbours ... are only two true motorway standard highways in Ukraine a 175 km stretch of motorway from Kharkiv to Dnipropetrovsk, and a section of the M03 which extends 18 km (11 mi) from Kiev to ... Rail transport in Ukraine plays the role of connecting all major urban areas, port facilities and industrial centres with neighbouring countries ...
UKR - Economy - Tourism
... Main article Tourism in Ukraine Ukraine occupies 8th place in Europe by the number of tourists visiting, according to the World Tourism Organisation rankings ... Ukraine is a destination on the crossroads between central and eastern Europe, between north and south ... Ukraine has vineyards where they produce native wines, ruins of ancient castles, historical parks, Orthodox and Catholic churches as well as a few mosques and synagogues ...
UKR - Economy
... Main article Economy of Ukraine In Soviet times, the economy of Ukraine was the second largest in the Soviet Union, being an important industrial and agricultural component of the country’s planned ... Ukraine’s economy contracted severely following the years after the Soviet dissolution ... Day to day life for the average person living in Ukraine was a struggle ...
UKR - Demographics - Religion
... See also Religion in Ukraine The dominant religion in Ukraine is Orthodox Christianity, which is currently split between three Church bodies the Ukrainian Orthodox Church autonomous church body under the ... communities, and 474 clergy members serving some one million Latin Rite Catholics in Ukraine ... The Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine is the largest group, with more than 150,000 members and about 3000 clergy ...
UKR - Demographics - Famines and Migration
... According to The Oxford companion to World War II, "Over 7 million inhabitants of Ukraine, more than one-sixth of the pre-war population, were killed during ... More than one million people moved into Ukraine in 1991–2, mostly from the other former Soviet republics ... and 2004, 2.2 million immigrated to Ukraine (among them, 2 million came from the other former Soviet Union states), and 2.5 million emigrated from Ukraine (among them, 1.9 million moved to other former ...