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Ukraine

Ukraine
  • Capital

    Capital

    Kiev

  • Local time

    Local time

    11:30

  • Population

    Population

    42.42 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +380

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₴ UAH (hryvnia)

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Ukraine

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  • Capital

    Capital

    Kiev

  • Local time

    Local time

    11:30

  • Population

    Population

    42.42 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +380

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₴ UAH (hryvnia)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 343

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.17 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    565mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    603 700 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    4%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    17%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    71%

  • Railways

    Railways

    20975km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    5.68 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Ukrainian - 77 %
    Russian - 17 %
    Belorussian - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Ukrainian Orthodox
    Ukrainian Greek Catholic - 6 %
    Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox - 2 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    100.0%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Ukrainian - 67 %
    Russian - 24 %
    other

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    256 000

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    11.8 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    49.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.5%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    91 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.9%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food processing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, vegetables, beef, milk

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    27%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    3%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    227 299kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    76 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    87

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What not to do when visiting Ukraine

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands with direct eye contact when greeting. Female friends tend to kiss each other three times on the cheeks. A slight nod of acknowledgement is common between opposite sexes.

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Marker Ukraine
Street & Behavioral

Don't clear up your plate - it indicates you're still hungry in Ukraine. Always leave a little food on your plate at the end of a meal to avoid insulting your host.

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Don’t be surprised by occasional yelling in public. Bus driver yells at a passenger and the passenger yells back - it’s viewed as a standard way of working things out.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Ukraine is one of the only countries in the world with a national costume.

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Marker Ukraine
Business & Communication

Don’t point with your index finger - better to use the whole hand instead.

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Business & Communication

Don’t put the thumb in between middle and index finger while making a fist - it’s an obscene gesture.

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Business & Communication

Don't expect when the woman wears tight or revealing clothes on the street to be straightly open for a sin. It's usually the other way round - the more challenging dress she wears, the more serious relationship she seeks.

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7/14
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Business & Communication

Don't break the eye contact when proposing a toast. Some say if you look away, you're doomed to many years of bad sex.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget, saying "Thank you" to a service persons means 'Keep the change'.

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Business & Communication

Don’t enter internationally recognised Ukrainian territory through a border point that isn’t currently controlled by the Ukrainian authorities - it’s illegal.

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10/14
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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11/14
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Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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