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Country name:

conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Ukraine
local long form: none
local short form: Ukrayina
former: Ukrainian National Republic, Ukrainian State, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

 

Capital:

Kyiv. Population: 2.7 million (official estimate 2007).
 

 

Location:

Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east

 

Area:

603,700 sq km (233,090 sq miles).
 

Description:
Ukraine is bordered by the Russian Federation to the north and east; Belarus to the north; Poland, the Slovak Republic and Hungary to the west; and Romania and Moldova to the southwest. It is a varied country with mountains in the west, plains in the centre and the Black Sea views to the south. The north of the state is dominated by forests. Its other two main features are wooded steppe with beech and oak forests and the treeless steppe. The River Dnieper divides Ukraine roughly in half, and flows into the Black Sea.
 

 

Population:

46.4 million (2008 estimate).

 

language:

Ukrainian is the sole official state language. It is still widely spoken in western and central Ukraine, although Russian is spoken by virtually everyone. Russian is the main language spoken in Kyiv, eastern Ukraine and Crimea.

Climate:

Temperate with warm summers; crisp, sunny autumns; and cold, snowy winters

Economy - overview:

Ukraine has large areas of very fertile land, which give it its reputation as the ��?bread basket' of the former Soviet Union. Grain, sugar beet and vegetables are the main crops and there is extensive livestock farming. The country also boasts large mineral resources, particularly coal in the huge Donbass fields, as well as iron ore, manganese and titanium.

There are a few reserves of gas and oil but Ukraine has to import over three-quarters of its requirements of these products from elsewhere, mainly from the Russian Federation, and in recent years has seen its supply temporarily cut off by Russian energy giant Gazprom in protest at non-payment of bills.

Today, the Ukrainian economy is fairly robust: annual GDP growth is now 7% (2007), while inflation remains problematically high at 16.6% (2007). Officially, unemployment is 2.5% of the workforce (2007), but a large ��?grey' economy has evolved, which some estimates put at half the size of the legitimate economy.

Negotiations for Ukraine's membership of the World Trade Organization are ongoing. Several of Ukraine's neighbours are now EU members. Ukraine itself is far from a condition in which it might be accepted for EU membership, but this is bound to have a major impact on the country's economic policy-making.

Economy:
Ukraine has large areas of very fertile land, which give it its reputation as the ��?bread basket' of the former Soviet Union. Grain, sugar beet and vegetables are the main crops and there is extensive livestock farming. The country also boasts large mineral resources, particularly coal in the huge Donbass fields, as well as iron ore, manganese and titanium.

There are a few reserves of gas and oil but Ukraine has to import over three-quarters of its requirements of these products from elsewhere, mainly from the Russian Federation, and in recent years has seen its supply temporarily cut off by Russian energy giant Gazprom in protest at non-payment of bills.

Today, the Ukrainian economy is fairly robust: annual GDP growth is now 7% (2007), while inflation remains problematically high at 16.6% (2007). Officially, unemployment is 2.5% of the workforce (2007), but a large ��?grey' economy has evolved, which some estimates put at half the size of the legitimate economy.

Negotiations for Ukraine's membership of the World Trade Organization are ongoing. Several of Ukraine's neighbours are now EU members. Ukraine itself is far from a condition in which it might be accepted for EU membership, but this is bound to have a major impact on the country's economic policy-making.

 

 

Industries:

coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food processing (especially sugar

 

Exports:

Ferrous and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, and food products.

Imports:

Energy, machinery and equipment, and chemicals.

Main trade partners: Russian Federation, Germany, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Italy and USA.

Exchange rates:

Hryvnya (UAH) = 100 kopiyok (singular: kopiyka). Notes are in denominations of UAH500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are in denominations of UAH1 and 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 kopiyok


GDP :

US$399.8 billion (2007).
 

 

Exchange rates:

 

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