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Learn more about Ukraine.
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
Population: 47,732,079 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Kiev (Kyyiv)
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An Introduction to Ukraine
Ukraine was the center of the first Slavic state, Kievan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kievan Rus was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and eventually into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The cultural and religious legacy of Kievan Rus laid the foundation for Ukrainian nationalism through subsequent centuries. A new Ukrainian state, the Cossack Hetmanate, was established during the mid-17th century after an uprising against the Poles. Despite continuous Muscovite pressure, the Hetmanate managed to remain autonomous for well over 100 years.

During the latter part of the 18th century, most Ukrainian ethnographic territory was absorbed by the Russian Empire. Following the collapse of czarist Russia in 1917, Ukraine was able to bring about a short-lived period of independence (1917-1920), but was reconquered and forced to endure a brutal Soviet rule that engineered two artificial famines (1921-22 and 1932-33) in which over 8 million died. In World War II, German and Soviet armies were responsible for some 7 to 8 million more deaths. Although independence was achieved in 1991 with the dissolution of the USSR, true freedom remains elusive, as the legacy of state control has been difficult to throw off. Where state control has dissipated, endemic corruption has filled much of the resulting vacuum, stalling efforts at economic reform, privatization, and civil liberties.

Ukraine map

Map of Ukraine ( Location ) : 49 00 N, 32 00 E, Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east. For additional reports and educational information specific to Ukraine, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Ukrainian Flag
Two equal horizontal bands of azure (top) and golden yellow represent grainfields under a blue sky.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Ukraine.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • -0.66%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 61.35 yrs - Male
    • 72.27 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 10,833,300 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 18.05 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 45,050,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .ua

Did you know ... People from Ukraine are called Ukrainians
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook