The day Ukraine declared independence from the soviet union was in August 24, 1991.
The type of government they have now is a Unitary state, Semi-presidential system, Republic,Parliamentary system. Ukraine's current leader is Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych. The capital of the Ukraine is Kiev.
The economy of Ukraine is an emerging free market that fell sharply for the first 10 years of its independence from the Soviet Union.The type of currency that is used in the ukraine is hryvnia.The hryvnia is worth .12 dollars in the United States. Most of the exports are ferrous metals and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment and food products. Most of the imports are energy, machinery and equipment, chemicals.For men, traditional dress includes Kozhukh, Kontusz, Żupan and Sharovary. For women, traditional dress includes Vyshyvanka,Kozhushanka, Ochipok for married women, and Ukrainian wreath for unmarried girls. They have multiple holidays like new years, easter, christmas, labour day, constitution day and independence day. I think the soviet union wanted to take control of ukraine because it is in between europe and russia. I think it mostly changed the way people think about religion and the language.This article is about the country. For other uses, see Ukraine (disambiguation).
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Україна Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: Shche ne vmerla Ukraina
"Ukraine has Not Yet Died"
Location of Ukraine (green)in Europe (dark grey) (disputed territory in light green)
Location of Ukraine (green) in Europe (dark grey)
(disputed territory in light green)
and largest city Coat of arms of Kiev.svg Kiev
Official languages Ukrainian
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups (2001)
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic - Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov - Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk - Chairman of Parliament Oleksandr Turchynov
Legislature Verkhovna Rada
- Kievan Rus' 882 - Kingdom of
Galicia–Volhynia 1199 - Zaporizhian Host 17 August 1649 - Ukrainian National Republic 7 November 1917 - West Ukrainian National Republic 1 November 1918 - Ukrainian SSR 10 March 1919 - Carpatho-Ukraine 8 October 1938 - Soviet annexation of Western Ukraine 15 November 1939 - Declaration of
Ukrainian Independence 30 June 1941 - Independence from the Soviet Union 24 August 1991a - Current constitution 21 February 2014
- Total 603,628 (including Crimea and Sevastopol)/ 576,664 (excluding Crimea and Sevastopol) km2 (46th) or 233,062 (including Crimea and Sevastopol) sq mi - Water (%) 7
- 2013 estimate 44,573,205 (including Crimea and Sevastopol)/ 42,227,200 (excluding Crimea and Sevastopol) (29th) - 2001 census 48,457,102 - Density 73.8/km2 (115th)
GDP (PPP) 2013 estimate - Total $337.360 billion - Per capita $7,422
GDP (nominal) 2013 estimate - Total $175.527 billion - Per capita $3,862
Gini (2010) 25.6 low HDI (2012) Increase 0.740 high · 78th
Currency Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH)
Time zone Eastern European Time (UTC+2) - Summer (DST) Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
Calling code +380
ISO 3166 code UA
a. An independence referendum was held on 1 December, after which Ukrainian independence was finalized on 26 December. The current constitution was adopted on 28 June 1996.
Ukraine (Listeni/juːˈkreɪn/; Ukrainian: Україна, transliterated: Ukrayina, [ukrɑˈjinɑ]) is