Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

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About Ukraine

Official language: Ukrainian

Capital: Kyiv

Independence: August, 24, 1991

Location: Central-Eastern Europe, part of the East-European plain, between 44''20' and 52''20' N and 22''5' and 41''15'E.

Area: 603 700 km2

Climate: moderately continental, except for Southern Crimea, where the climate is subtropical, of the Mediterranean type. The Carpathian climate is also mild, with warm winter and rainy summer.

Average winter temperature is from -8° to -12° C (from +17.6° F to +3° F). In the Southern regions average winter temperature is 0° C (+32° F).

Average summer temperature is from +18° to +25° C (from +64.4° F to +77° F), although maximum temperature can be more than +35° C (+95° F).

Best time to visit Ukraine: summer, late spring and early autumn.

Population: 47 732 079 (25th in the world, population density – 80 p/km2)

Currency: hryvnia (letter code UAH, digital code 980)

Time zone: GMT+2 (UTC+2)

Internet top-level domain: ua

International phone code: 380

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