Ukraine is an Eastern European country located just north of the Black Sea. With a landmass of over 600,000 square kilometers, it is the largest country in Europe and has a population of almost 46 million.
The official language is Ukrainian, although Russian is widely spoken, especially in the eastern and southern regions.
Ukraine is a republic under a mixed semi-parliamentary semi-presidential system with separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
The dominant religion in Ukraine is Orthodox Christianity, with a small representation of followers of Eastern Rite Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
The currency in Ukraine is the hryvnia, abbreviated грн and identified by the symbol ₴. The hryvniais subdivided into 100 kopiyok.