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Key Facts About Ukraine


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Official Name: Ukraine
Capital City: Kiev (Kyiv)
Flag: UA Flag
Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east
Political Divisions: 24 oblasts (regions) 
President: Petro Poroshenko
Prime Minister: Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Latitude/Longitude: 49° 00'N, 32° 00'E
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian
Official Currency: Hryvnia (UAH) - 1 Hryvnia = 100 Kopiykas
Exchange Rate: $1.00 USD = 11.66 UAH (May 2014)
Religions: Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate, Ukrainian Orthodox - Kiev Patriarchate, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic (Uniate), Protestant, Jewish
Population: 45,415,596 (Jul 2010)
Land Area: 603,700 sq km (223,090 sq miles)
Independence: August 24, 1991 (from Moscow)
GDP: Purchasing Power Parity - $364.3 Billion
Inflation Rate: 12.3% (2009)
Industries: Coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food processing (especially sugar)
Time Zone: GMT+3 (7 hours ahead of EST)
Mobile Phone: GSM 900/1800 Standard
Mobile Operators: Kyivstar, TMC, Beeline, Life:), CDMA, PeopleNet, Utel, Intertelecom
Main Post Office: 22 Khreschatyk Street (Independence Square)
Electricity: 220-260 Volts/50 Hz Standard
Credit Cards: American Express, Cirrus, Maestro, MasterCard/Euro Card, Visa, Visa Electron
Personal Checks: Non-existent
Travelers Checks: Not popular, accepted at only a few banks
ATM Machines: Readily available, accept most credit cards and dispense cash in UAH.  Many locations also dispense cash in US dollars
Business Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Express Mail: DHL, UPS, Federal Express, TNT, City Express
Country Tel. Code: 38
Kiev Tel. Code: 044
Country Visa: Required for some countries
Speed Limits: City - 60 kph/37 mph, Country - 90 kph/56 mph, Highway -  120 kph/72 mph
Driving /Drinking: Zero tolerance country



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