Ukraine - Background and Profile 2019
Facts at a glance
The current Population of Ukraine as of January 2017 was 42, 441, 579.
Male population 46%
Female population 54%
Kiev (Kyiv) - Population 2,797,553 as of January was 2017
Geographically, Ukraine sits at the centre of Europe, specifically the actual centre is in Dilove village near Rakhiv town in the Carpathian mountain’s of Western Ukraine. just three hours flight time from the U.K. Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is the most beautiful city of all the post – soviet countries. The so called “Mother of all Slavic cities”, steeped in history and rich in culture. Kiev is an ancient city where old meets new and East meets West.
Temperate continental; Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast. Precipitation disproportionally distributed, highest in west and north, less in east and southeast. Winters vary from cool along the Black sea to cold further inland. Summers are warm across the greater part of the country, hot in the south.
When it is mid day in Ukraine, the time in these cities is:
Standard time zone GMT/UTC +2 hours
New York : 05:00
Rome, Paris, Frankfurt 11:00
Los Angeles 02:00
Arable land, coal, iron ore, natural gas, oil, timber, mercury, nickel, manganese, salt, sulphur, graphite, titanium, magnesium and kaolin.
Sugar, sunflower seeds, grain, vegetables, beef and milk.
Ukraine is one of the largest grain exporters in the world
As of 2011 Ukraine was the world’s 3rd largest grain exporter.
Machinery and transport, coal, electric power, food processing, chemicals, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
For the seventh year in a row, Ukraine has registered Europe’s lowest levels of economic freedom. Respect for the rule of law has not been established, and the lack of investment freedom has hurt productivity, including in the important agricultural sector. Ukraine was once recognized as the breadbasket of Europe, but the agricultural sector’s lack of modernization has made that a distant memory.
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Unemployment rate of working age population on average for QI- QIV, 2015 was 9,5% of economically active population in relevant age.
Ukraine is the 4th most educated nation in the world. 99,4% of Ukrainian's over 16 years old know how to read write and 70% of the population have higher education. Ukraine currently has 1350 scientific organizations employing 450,000 people, 295,000 of whom are directly involved in research and development: that's 40% more than in the UK.
Parliament of Ukraine:
The Verkhovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine) has 450 members, elected for a four-year term. Prior to 2006, half of the members were elected by proportional representation and the other half by single-seat constituencies. Starting with the March 2006 parliamentary election, all 450 members of the Verkhovna Rada were elected by party-list proportional representation. The Verkhovna Rada initiates legislation, ratifies international agreements, and approves the budget.