Ukraine

Ukraine Overview

Ukraine is a country situated in Eastern Europe. It is Europe’s second largest country in area. Only Russia, Ukraine’s neighbour to the east, has more land.

Much of the Ukraine is a level, treeless plain, but the Crimean and Carpathian Mountains draw adventurous hikers to their undisturbed forests of pine, beech and oaks, the home of deer and elk. In contrast, the cities are busy, ancient and monumental. Kiev, the capital, is the third largest city of the ex-USSR.

CLIMATE

Most of Ukraine has cold winters and warm summers. Eastern Ukraine is slightly colder in winter and warmer in summer than western Ukraine. Temperatures in Kharkov in eastern Ukraine average about 19 °F (-7 °C) in January and 68 °F (20 °C) in July. But temperatures in Lvov in the west average about 25 °F (-4 °C) in January and 64 °F (18 °C) in July.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Kyiv
POPULATION: 45.9 million
LANGUAGE: Ukrainian, Russian
CURRENCY: Hryvnia
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +380
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +2