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Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia's Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.

Languages: Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%, other 9%

 

Ethnic Groups: 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%

 

Belief Systems: Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate 50.4%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 26.1%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 8%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 7.2%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Protestant 2.2%, Jewish 0.6%, other 3.2%

 

Demographics:

 

Population: 44.5 million people (World Rank: 32nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 199 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 131st) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: -0.542 %/yr (World Rank: 234th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 68.5 years (World Rank: 160th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 39.4 years (World Rank: 28th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Ukraine
Geology.com

World Factbook

Ukraine - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Ukraine
Quick Citation

Ukrainian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Ukrainian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.

Travel Info for Ukraine
from travelnotes.org


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