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Atlas Ukraine

Country (long form)
none
Capital
Kiev (Kyyiv)
Total Area
233,089.87 sq mi
603,700.00 sq km
Population
49,153,027 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
37,726,401
Languages
Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian
Literacy
98.0% total, 100.0% male, 97% female (1989 est.)
Religions
Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate, Ukrainian Orthodox - Kiev Patriarchate, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic (Uniate), Protestant, Jewish
Life Expectancy
60.39 male, 71.85 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
republic
Currency
1 hryvna = 100 kopiykas
GDP (per capita)
$2,200 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
industry and construction 32%, agriculture and forestry 24%, health, education, and culture 17%, trade and distribution 8%, transport and communication 7%, other 12% (1996)
Industry
coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food-processing (especially sugar)
Agriculture
grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, vegetables; beef, milk
Arable Land
58%
Exports
ferrous and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products, machinery and transport equipment, food products
Imports
energy, machinery and parts, transportation equipment, chemicals
Natural Resources
iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land
Current Environmental Issues
inadequate supplies of potable water; air and water pollution; deforestation; radiation contamination in the northeast from 1986 accident at Chornobyl' Nuclear Power Plant
Telephones (main lines in use)
9.45 million (April 1999)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
236,000 (1998)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
35 (1999)