Travel Information for Ukraine
Time zone:GMT +2 (Eastern European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Ukrainian Other languages:    Russian
Currency: hryvnia (UAH)

1 = 30.11, $1 = 26.98, £1 = 35.88

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.uaInternational Dialling Code:    380

For help planning your trip to Ukraine including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Ukraine trip planning page.

Further information on Ukraine

Discover more about Ukraine - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of ukraine

Total area: 603,700 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 2,782 km (Black Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Belarus (891km), Hungary (103km), Moldova (940km), Poland (428km), Romania (431km), Russia (1,576km), Slovakia (90km)

Highest mountain: Hora Hoverla (2,061m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Ukraine from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexHybrid regime 92/167
Economic FreedomRepressed 162/179
Press FreedomDifficult situation 127/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 142/174
Overall Ranking:    115/195

Other Data & Links

Status: Independent Country

Population: 44,291,413 (rank: 31/196)     Density: 73.3 people/sq km (rank: 107/196)

Ethnic groups: Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarusian 0.6%, Moldovan 0.5%, Crimean Tatar 0.5%, Bulgarian 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Romanian 0.3%, Polish 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%, other 1.8% (2001 census)

Religions: Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate 50.4%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 26.1%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 8%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 7.2%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Protestant 2.2%, Jewish 0.6%, other 3.2% (2006 est.)

GDP (PPP): $337.4 billion       GDP per capita: $7,400 (rank: 111/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.