Ukraine



• Capital of Ukraine — Kyiv
• Territory — 603.6 thou. km2
• Population - 45.6 mln (as of 01.01.2014)
• Ukraine borders Russian Federation to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest
• Ukraine has a mostly temperate continental climate, although a humid subtropical climate is found on the southern Crimean coast
• Administrative division: 24 oblasts, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol, both with a special legal status
• GDP - $ 165.2 billion
• GDP per capita - $ 3561

Interesting facts about Ukraine

• Ukraine has the largest territory in Europe
• Ukraine has a strategic location astride main land routes between Europe and Asia as well as between Nordic countries and the Mediterranean region
• 4 out of 10 international transport corridors pass through Ukraine
• Ukraine has a broad network of air, rail and automobile routes (around 22 000 km of railroads, about 170 000 km of roadways, more than 2 000 km of waterways)
• Ukraine occupies 8th place in the world in volume of steel production
• 30% of world's black soil reserves lie on the territory of Ukraine, which makes it possible for the country to occupy globally:
- 1st place in export of sunflower oil
- 3rd place in export of barley
- 4th place in export of corn
- 6th place in exports of wheat
• Ukraine is the only European country that is in Top-25 countries in the world regarding quality of higher education
• Ukraine is the 5th in the world with regards to the number of certified IT-specialists and the 7th due to the number of graduates with technical expertise
• Ukraine ranks 15th with regards to the number of articles published in Wikipedia
• Ukraine is proud to be home to AN-225 Mriia, the largest aircraft in the world, created by the Kyiv-based Antonov design bureau Ukrainian «Pivdenmash» plant produces the most eco-friendly rocket carriers in the world
• Income tax and VAT rates are some of the lowest in Europe.