Capital: Kiev

Population: 42,545,059 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)

Official Language: Ukrainian

Unofficial Languages: Russian, and other minority languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, Moldovan, Crimean Tatar, Jewish, and others

Largest Cities: Kiev, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk

Main Sport: Football, Basketball

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Orthodox Christmas (January 7-9)

Women’s Day (March 8)

Orthodox Easter (May 1-2)

Labour Day (May 1-2)

Victory Day (May 9)

Orthodox Whit Sunday (June 19-20)

Constitution Day (June 28)

Independence Day (August 24)

Defender of Ukraine Day (October 14)