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Ukraine's Glory Has Not Yet Perished, Nor Her Freedom.



Population: 45,134,707 (2011)
Land Area: 603,700 sq km
Natural Resources: Iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land
Capital: Kyiv
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Viktor Yanukovych (2010)
Head of Government: Mykola Azarov (2010)
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian
Currency: Hryvnia (UAH)
Major 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%
Major Ethnicities: Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarussian 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%
Life Expectancy: 68.58 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 136.4 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 305.2 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 6,700 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 4.2% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 9.8%, Industry 32.3%, Services 57.9% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 15.8%, Industry 18.5%, Services 65.7% (2008)
Industries: Coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food processing
Agriculture Products: Grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, vegetables; beef, milk
Human Development Index: 0.729 (76th)
Tourism Revenue: 1.512 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 8.4% (2010)

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Army Size: 187 600 (2004)
Budget: 1.4% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. Ukraine's economy suffered much after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The economy has since then recovered and is presently growing at a steady pace, it was however impacted by the 2008-09 global recession and received an emergency loan from the IMF. Ukraine's economy is very diversified with agriculture, industry and services all significant sectors. Despite a massive decline in economic growth in 2009, growth will return in 2011. This is aided by the IMF bailout and also by the newly elected president, and the new government holds a majority all this offers relative stability.

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CIA World Factbook: Ukraine
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Ukraine

Updated on: January 2, 2012