Ukraine

Ukraine

Anthem: 
"Shche ne vmerla Ukrayiny
ni slava, ni volya
"

(English: "The Glory and the Will of Ukraine Have Not Yet Died")[a]
Europe-Ukraine (orthographic projection; disputed territory).svg
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  • Location of Ukraine (green)
  • Annexed by Russia (light green)
Capital
and largest city
Kiev
50°27′N 30°30′E / 50°27′N 30°30′E / 50.450; 30.500
Official languagesUkrainian
Ethnic groups
(2001)[1]
Demonym(s)Ukrainian
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
• President
Volodymyr Zelensky
Oleksiy Honcharuk
Dmytro Razumkov
LegislatureVerkhovna Rada
Establishment history
• Kievan Rus'
established
882
1199
18 (8) August 1649
• Authonomy
within Russia
23 (10) June 1917
• Independence
proclaimed
22 (9) January 1918
• West UPR
proclaimed
13 November 1918
• Soviet rule
established
10 March 1919
• Member of the
Soviet Union
30 December 1922
30 December 1938
15 November 1939
30 June 1941
16 July 1990
• Independence from
the Soviet Union
24 August 1991a
28 June 1996
Area
• Total
603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi) (45th)
• Water (%)
7
Population
• 2019 estimate
Decrease 42,030,832[2]
(excluding Crimea and Sevastopol) (33rd)
• 2001 census
48,457,102[1]
• Density
73.8/km2 (191.1/sq mi) (115th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
Increase $408.040 billion[3] (47th)
• Per capita
Increase $9,743[3] (111th)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
Increase $134.887 billion[3] (57th)
• Per capita
Increase $3,220[3] (128th)
Gini (2016)Positive decrease 25.0[4]
low · 18th
HDI (2017)Increase 0.751[5]
high · 88th
CurrencyUkrainian hryvnia (₴) (UAH)
Time zoneUTC+2[6] (EET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+3 (EEST)
Driving sideright
Calling code+380
ISO 3166 codeUA
Internet TLD
  1. An independence referendum was held on 1 December, after which Ukrainian independence was finalized on 26 December.

Ukraine (Ukrainian: Україна, romanizedUkrayina, pronounced [ʊkrɐˈjinɐ] (About this soundlisten)), sometimes called the Ukraine,[7][8] is a country in Eastern Europe.[9] It is bordered by Russia to the north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.[10] Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi),[11] making it both the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million,[2] making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodoxy.

The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages, the area was a key centre of East Slavic culture, with the powerful state of Kievan Rus' forming the basis of Ukrainian identity. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, the territory was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers, including Lithuania, Poland, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Russia. A Cossack republic emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries, but its territory was eventually split between Poland and the Russian Empire, and finally merged fully into the Russian-dominated Soviet Union in the late 1940s as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1991, Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in the aftermath of its dissolution at the end of the Cold War. Before its independence, Ukraine was typically referred to in English as "The Ukraine", but most sources have since moved to drop "the" from the name of Ukraine in all uses.[12]

Following its independence, Ukraine declared itself a neutral state;[13] it formed a limited military partnership with Russia and other CIS countries while also establishing a partnership with NATO in 1994. In 2013, after the government of President Viktor Yanukovych had decided to suspend the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement and seek closer economic ties with Russia, a several-months-long wave of demonstrations and protests known as the Euromaidan began, which later escalated into the 2014 Ukrainian revolution that led to the overthrow of Yanukovych and the establishment of a new government. These events formed the background for the annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014, and the War in Donbass in April 2014. On 1 January 2016, Ukraine applied the economic component of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the European Union.[14]

Ukraine is a developing country and ranks 88th on the Human Development Index. As of 2018, Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe alongside Moldova in terms of GDP per capita. At US$40, it has the lowest median wealth per adult in the world,[note 1][15] and suffers from a very high poverty rate as well as severe corruption.[16] However, because of its extensive fertile farmlands, Ukraine is one of the world's largest grain exporters.[17][18] It also maintains the second-largest military in Europe after that of Russia. Ukraine is a unitary republic under a semi-presidential system with separate powers: legislative, executive and judicial branches. The country is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the GUAM organization, and one of the founding states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Etymology and orthography

There are different hypotheses as to the etymology of the name Ukraine. According to the older widespread hypothesis, it means "borderland",[19] while some more recent linguistic studies claim a different meaning: "homeland" or "region, country".[20]

"The Ukraine" used to be the usual form in English,[21] but since the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, "the Ukraine" has become less common in the English-speaking world, and style-guides warn against its use in professional writing.[12][22] According to U.S. ambassador William Taylor, "The Ukraine" now implies disregard for the country's sovereignty.[23] The Ukrainian position is that the usage of "'The Ukraine' is incorrect both grammatically and politically."[7]

Other Languages
Acèh: Ukraina
Адыгэбзэ: Украинэ
адыгабзэ: Украинэ
Afrikaans: Oekraïne
Akan: Ukraine
Alemannisch: Ukraine
አማርኛ: ዩክሬን
Ænglisc: Ucrægna
Аҧсшәа: Украина
العربية: أوكرانيا
aragonés: Ucraína
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܐܘܩܪܐܝܢܐ
armãneashti: Ucraina
arpetan: Ucrayena
asturianu: Ucraína
Avañe'ẽ: Ukyáña
авар: Украина
Aymar aru: Ukraniya
azərbaycanca: Ukrayna
تۆرکجه: اوکراین
Bali: Ukraina
bamanankan: Ukrain
বাংলা: ইউক্রেন
Banjar: Ukraina
Bân-lâm-gú: Ukraina
башҡортса: Украина
беларуская: Украіна
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Украіна
भोजपुरी: यूक्रेन
Bikol Central: Ukranya
Bislama: Ukraine
български: Украйна
Boarisch: Ukraine
བོད་ཡིག: ཨུཀ་རཡི་ནི།
bosanski: Ukrajina
brezhoneg: Ukraina
буряад: Украина
català: Ucraïna
Чӑвашла: Украина
Cebuano: Ukranya
čeština: Ukrajina
Chamoru: Ukrania
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Ucrania
chiShona: Ukraine
chiTumbuka: Ukraine
corsu: Ucraina
Cymraeg: Yr Wcráin
dansk: Ukraine
davvisámegiella: Ukraina
Deutsch: Ukraine
ދިވެހިބަސް: ޔުކްރެއިން
dolnoserbski: Ukraina
डोटेली: युक्रेन
eesti: Ukraina
Ελληνικά: Ουκρανία
эрзянь: Украина
español: Ucrania
Esperanto: Ukrainio
estremeñu: Ucrania
euskara: Ukraina
eʋegbe: Ukraine
فارسی: اوکراین
Fiji Hindi: Ukraine
føroyskt: Ukraina
français: Ukraine
Frysk: Oekraïne
Fulfulde: Ukrayiina
furlan: Ucraine
Gaeilge: An Úcráin
Gaelg: Yn Ookraan
Gagauz: Ukrayna
Gàidhlig: An Ucràin
galego: Ucraína
ГӀалгӀай: Украина
贛語: 烏克蘭
Gĩkũyũ: Ukraine
ગુજરાતી: યુક્રેન
𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺: 𐌿𐌺𐍂𐌰𐌾𐌽𐌰
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: युक्रेन
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Ukraina
한국어: 우크라이나
Hausa: Ukraniya
Hawaiʻi: ʻUkelena
հայերեն: Ուկրաինա
Արեւմտահայերէն: Ուքրանիա
हिन्दी: युक्रेन
hornjoserbsce: Ukraina
hrvatski: Ukrajina
Ido: Ukraina
Igbo: Yukrain
Ilokano: Ukrania
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ইউক্রেন
Bahasa Indonesia: Ukraina
interlingua: Ukraina
Interlingue: Ucraina
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᑯᑯᓯ ᓄᓇ
Iñupiak: Ukraine
Ирон: Украинæ
isiXhosa: IYukreyini
isiZulu: IYukreyini
íslenska: Úkraína
italiano: Ucraina
עברית: אוקראינה
Jawa: Ukraina
Kabɩyɛ: Ukurɛnɩ
kalaallisut: Ukraine
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಯುಕ್ರೇನ್
Kapampangan: Ukranya
къарачай-малкъар: Украина
ქართული: უკრაინა
kaszëbsczi: Ùkrajina
қазақша: Украина
kernowek: Ukrayn
Kinyarwanda: Ikerene
Kiswahili: Ukraine
коми: Украина
Kongo: Uklenyi
Kreyòl ayisyen: Ikrèn
kurdî: Ûkrayna
Кыргызча: Украина
кырык мары: Украина
Ladino: Ukraina
لۊری شومالی: اوکراین
latgaļu: Ukraina
Latina: Ucraina
latviešu: Ukraina
Lëtzebuergesch: Ukrain
лезги: Украина
lietuvių: Ukraina
Ligure: Ucrainn-a
Limburgs: Oekraïne
lingála: Ukraine
Lingua Franca Nova: Ucraina
Livvinkarjala: Ukrainu
la .lojban.: vurgu'e
lumbaart: Ücraina
magyar: Ukrajna
मैथिली: युक्रेन
македонски: Украина
Malagasy: Okraina
മലയാളം: ഉക്രൈൻ
Malti: Ukrajna
Māori: Ūkareinga
मराठी: युक्रेन
მარგალური: უკრაინა
مازِرونی: اکراین
Bahasa Melayu: Ukraine
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Ukraine
Mirandés: Oucránia
мокшень: Украин
монгол: Украин
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ယူကရိန်းနိုင်ငံ
Dorerin Naoero: Ukraine
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Ukraine
Nederlands: Oekraïne
Nedersaksies: Oekraïne
नेपाली: युक्रेन
नेपाल भाषा: युक्रेन
日本語: ウクライナ
Napulitano: Ucraina
нохчийн: Украина
Nordfriisk: Ukraine
Norfuk / Pitkern: Yukrayn
norsk: Ukraina
norsk nynorsk: Ukraina
Nouormand: Ukraîne
Novial: Ukraina
occitan: Ucraïna
олык марий: Украина
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ୟୁକ୍ରେନ
Oromoo: Yuukireen
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Ukraina
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਯੂਕਰੇਨ
Pälzisch: Ukraine
Pangasinan: Ukraniya
پنجابی: یوکرین
Papiamentu: Ukrania
پښتو: اوکراین
Patois: Yuukrien
Перем Коми: Украина
ភាសាខ្មែរ: អ៊ុយក្រែន
Picard: Oucrinne
Piemontèis: Ucrain-a
Tok Pisin: Yukren
Plattdüütsch: Ukraine
polski: Ukraina
Ποντιακά: Ουκρανία
português: Ucrânia
Qaraqalpaqsha: Ukraina
qırımtatarca: Ukraina
română: Ucraina
romani čhib: Ukraina
rumantsch: Ucraina
Runa Simi: Ukranya
русиньскый: Україна
русский: Украина
саха тыла: Украина
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱤᱣᱠᱨᱮᱱ
Gagana Samoa: Iukureini
sardu: Ucraina
Scots: Ukraine
Seeltersk: Ukraine
Sesotho: Ukraine
shqip: Ukraina
sicilianu: Ucraina
සිංහල: යුක්රේනය
Simple English: Ukraine
سنڌي: يوڪرين
SiSwati: IYukhureni
slovenčina: Ukrajina
slovenščina: Ukrajina
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Оукраина
ślůnski: Ukrajina
Soomaaliga: Yukrayn
کوردی: ئوکراینا
Sranantongo: Ukrainakondre
српски / srpski: Украјина
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Ukrajina
Sunda: Ukraina
suomi: Ukraina
svenska: Ukraina
Tagalog: Ukraine
தமிழ்: உக்ரைன்
tarandíne: Ucraine
татарча/tatarça: Украина
తెలుగు: ఉక్రెయిన్
tetun: Ukránia
ትግርኛ: ዩክረይን
тоҷикӣ: Укроин
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᏳᎧᎴᏂ
Tsetsêhestâhese: Ukraine
Tshivenda: Ukraine
Türkçe: Ukrayna
Türkmençe: Ukraina
Twi: Ukraine
тыва дыл: Украина
Thuɔŋjäŋ: Ukraine
удмурт: Украина
ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ: Ukraine
українська: Україна
اردو: یوکرین
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئۇكرائىنا
Vahcuengh: Ukraine
vèneto: Ucraina
vepsän kel’: Ukrain
Tiếng Việt: Ukraina
Volapük: Lukrayän
Võro: Ukraina
walon: Oucrinne
文言: 烏克蘭
West-Vlams: Oekraïne
Winaray: Ukranya
Wolof: Ukreen
吴语: 乌克兰
Xitsonga: Ukraine
ייִדיש: אוקראינע
Yorùbá: Ukréìn
粵語: 烏克蘭
Zazaki: Ukrayna
Zeêuws: Oekraïne
žemaitėška: Okraėna
中文: 乌克兰