• Population: 44.9 million
  • Languages: Ukrainian (official), Russian
    • Few people speak English.
    • A significant minority of the population uses Russian as its first language, particularly in the industrialised east.
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 64 years (men), 75 years (women)
  • Currency: Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)


  • Area: 603,700 sq km (233,090 sq miles)
    • Europe’s second largest country.


  • Kiev is a very inexpensive city
  • Ukraine is off the beaten trail. Consequently, it is not the easiest country to get around in for the independent traveller โ€” making it ideal for intrepid travellers.
  • A land of wide, fertile agricultural plains, with large pockets of heavy industry in the east.

Safety & Security

  • Eastern Ukraine (along the Russian border) is considered one of the world’s most dangerous destinations for travellers. (2019)

News about Ukraine

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