Ukraine is situated in two climatic zones moderate (the plains and both the mountain ranges) and Mediterranean subtropics (the southern shore of Crimea).
Ukrainian is a language of the East Slavic subgroup of the Slavic languages. It is the official state language of Ukraine. Written Ukrainian uses a variant of the Cyrillic alphabet.The Ukrainian language traces its origins to the Old East Slavic of the early medieval state of Kievan Rus'.
The hryvnia, code: (UAH), has been the national currency of Ukraine since September 2, 1996. The hryvnia is subdivided into 100 kopiyok. In medieval times, it was a currency of Kievan Rus'.
The total population in Ukraine grew to 45.8 million in 2010 from 42.8 million in 1960, a 107 percent increase in just 50 years. Ukraine has 0.66 percent of the world's total population which means that one person in every 151 people on the planet is a resident of Ukraine.
Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River.