What and Where is Ukraine?

Jason Robbins

Map of UkraineBritannica

By Jason Robbins

Ukraine is a country in eastern Europe that borders Russia. Some sources may refer to it as "the Ukraine" but this term is false.

The use of "the Ukraine", is officially deprecated by the Ukrainian government and many English language media publications. Ukraine (Україна) is the official full name of the country, as stated in the Ukrainian Declaration of Independence and Constitution; there is no official alternative long name. - Wikipedia

The capital of Ukraine is Kyiv some sources may refer to it as "Kiev" but this term is false.

KyivNotKiev is an online campaign started by the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the center for strategical communications "StratCom Ukraine" on October 2, 2018. Its goal is to persuade English-language media and organizations to use Kyiv instead of Kiev as the name of the Ukrainian capital. - Wikipedia
The New York Times Changes Spelling of Kyiv112.international

Ukraine has a very interesting flag. According to legend, the flag of Ukraine is supposed to represent a cornfield under the blue sky.

Flag of Ukraineyoungpioneertours

The flag of Ukraine is a bicolor with yellow on the bottom and blue on the top.

The current color combination has its roots in the 12th-century flag of the Galicia–Volhynia kingdom. Officially, the flag was first used as a state flag in 1918 when it was officially adopted by the short-lived West Ukrainian People’s Republic and then used by the Ukrainian People’s Republic. - youngpioneertours

There are two languages commonly spoken in Ukraine. These two languages are Ukrainian and Russian. Here is a map of the different languages spoken in Ukraine.

Linguistic map of UkrainePinterest


The currency of Ukraine is the Ukrainian hryvnia. In December 2021 the exchange rate of the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) was as follows:

  • 1 EUR = 30.83 UAH
  • 1 USD = 27.24 UAH
  • 1 MDL = 1.53 UAH
  • 1 RUB = 0.37 UAH

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