Ukraine, which is situated in Eastern Europe,
is one of Europe’s largest country. It has a land
area of 603,700 sq. km. Its neighbouring countries are,
the Russian Federation in the east, Belarus to the north,
Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania to the west. To the
south of Ukraine lies the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
Ukraine’s capital is Kyiv\Kiev.
Also, Ukraine is divided into twenty four oblasts, i.e.
regions, the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol and the Autonomous
Republic of Crimea, for administrative purposes. Other than
Crimea, each of the administrative regions has a governor
appointed by the President. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea,
although subordinate to the central Government has its own
government, parliament and constitution. The languages spoken
here are Ukrainian and Russian, although Ukrainian is considered
the official language.
The population of Ukraine is 46.6
million people. Ukraine is basically an urban country with
its rural population a mere 32.8%, as compared to an urban
population of 67.2%.