President: Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Area: 603,548 km²
Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia
Prime minister: Denys Shmyhal
Population: 4.41 crores (2020)
Official language: Ukrainian
MAJOR RIVERS: Dnieper, Dniester
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Semi-presidential republic
Ukraine, is the Second largest country in Europe, It is ranked 46 in a list of the largest countries of the world. Its capital is Kyiv (Kiev), located on the Dnieper River in north-central Ukraine. Ukraine’s population of about 43 million people makes it less densely populated than smaller European countries such as Germany and France. Most people are native Ukrainians, with Russians forming the next largest group.
Ukraine borders Belarus to the north, Russia to the east, the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea to the south, Moldova and Romania to the southwest, and Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland to the west. In the far southeast, Ukraine is separated from Russia by the Kerch Strait, which connects the Sea of Azov with the Black Sea.
The Dnieper, the longest river in Ukraine and the fourth longest river in Europe, flows down from Belarus straight through central Ukraine and into the Black Sea in the south.