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Facts about Ukraine

Size: 603,700 sq km (Slightly larger than France)
Location: 49 00 N, 32 00 E Geographical Center of Europe
Population: 48 million
People: Ukrainian 73%, Russian 22%, Jewish 1%
Language: Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian
Capital: Kiev
Form of Government: Republic List of National Holidays in Ukraine
Head of State: President Viktor A. Yushchenko
Telephone country code: +380

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Time Zone: + 2 hours GMT (Greenwich Mean Time/London time.) 7 hours ahead of EST.
Economic Activity: Agriculture, Industry, Manufacturing, Mining, Timber, Tourism.
Entry Requirements for EU and US citizens traveling to Ukraine: Passport only for stays of less than 90 days. Currently the tourist visa requirement has been lifted. For more detailed information and the cheapest prices for an Ukrainian business visa please visit the Ukrainian embassy's website: Ukraine Embassy - Visa Department 

Ukrainian Government

Ukraine is one of the largest countries of Europe. It is one of the memberstates that founded the UNO. Ukraine signed the UN’s Charter at the San Francisco Conference in 1945. On December, 1, 1991 Ukraine became an independent sovereign state and the president was elected by direct vote. Now Ukraine has its own territory, the highest and local bodies of state power and the government, its own national emblem, state flag and anthem. President is the head of the state. He is also Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces of Ukraine. Vice-President is appointed by President and approved by the Supreme Council. The Supreme Council is the highest organ of state power and the highest legislative body in the Republic.

The Supreme Council sets up the Government—the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is the highest executive and administrative organ of the state. Regional, district, city, town and village Soviets are the local bodies of power. The highest organ of Judicial power of Ukraine is the Supreme Court. The country is a mighty industrial and agricultural state with advanced culture, science and art. Ukraine plants produce turbines, electric motors, excavators, airplanes, tractors, electronic computers. Together with heavy industry there are highly developed light and food industries. It establishes relations with countries throughout the world. It sets direct contacts with them signing agreements and treaties. Ukraine maintains close ties with all the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States and is going to cooperate with them, to develop economic, trading and cultural relations. The country has proclaimed itself a nuclear free state and is going to destroy all nuclear weapons on its territory. The process of conversation from military to civil economy is under way.