Ukraine – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Republic of  Ukraine

Nationality
        adjective: Ukrainian

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Area
       
total: 603,700 sq km
        land: 603,700 sq km
        water: 0 sq km

Population: 47,425,336 (July 2005 est.)  

Ethnic groups
       
Ukrainian 77.8%

        Russian 17.3% 
        Other 4.9% (including Bulgarian, Belarusian, Moldovan, Crimean Tatar, Hungarian, Romanian, Polish and Jewish)

Capital: Kiev (Kyyiv),population 2,620,000

Largest Cities
       
Kharkiv – 1,540,000 

        Dnipropetrovs – 1,140,000
        Donetsk – 1,080,00

Official Language
       
Ukrainian 67%
        Russian 24% 
        other and undesignated  (including Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian)

Religion
       
Ukrainian Orthodox – Kiev Patriarchate 19% 

        Orthodox (no particular jurisdiction) 16 %
        Ukrainian Orthodox – Moscow Patriarchate 9%
        Ukrainian Greek Catholic 6%
        Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 1.7%
        Protestant
        Jewish

Political system: Presidential/parliamentary democracy

GDP: purchasing power parity – $299.1 billion     (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $6,300 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 12% (2004 est.)  

GDP – composition by sector
       
agriculture: 18%

        industry: 45.1%
        services: 36.9% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 12% (2004 est.) 

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