Country: Ukraine

Population: 46,299,862

Capital: Kyiv (Kiev)

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: Hryvnia (UAH)

Government Type: federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates

Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Ethnic Breakdown: Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8%

Religion: Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4%

Major Cities: Kiev, Odessa

Phone Country Code: 380

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.traveltoukraine.org/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), January 7 (Christmas), March 8 (Women's Day), Easter, Pentecost, May 1-2 (Labor Day), May 9 (Victory Day), June 28 (Constitution Day), August 24 (Independence Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Ukraine's blue and gold flag represents the agricultural fields of the country with golden wheat below and a blue sky above.