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Ukraine

Ukraine Background Stats

National tree:

Pine , Willow

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Length of border with Russia: Length in kilometers of each country's border with Russia. China, which has a border with Russia of 3,645 km, is not included. Russia has international borders with 16 countries, and a total land border of 20,241 kilometres (12,577 mi), making it the second-longest one of any country in the world.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Daylight Savings Time end date Last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Last Sunday March 2013
Independence day date August 24 1991
Land border length 4,663 km 2014 37th out of 200
Length of border with Russia 1,576 km 2014 3rd out of 15
National anthems Shche ne vmerla Ukraina ( Ukraine's Glory Has Not Perished ) 2011
National identity card Internal Ukrainian passport is compulsory (to possess but not to carry) at age of 16. 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Belarus (L) Hungary (L) Georgia (M) Moldova (L) Poland (L) Romania Russia Slovakia (L) Turkey (M) Transnistria (L) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 4 2014 34th out of 171
Overview

Ukraine gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and has since veered between seeking closer integration with Western Europe and reconciliation with Russia, which supplies most of the country's energy.

Europe's second largest country, Ukraine is a land of wide, fertile agricultural plains, with large pockets of heavy industry in the east.

While Ukraine and Russia share common historical origins, the west of the country has close ties with its European neighbours, particularly Poland, and Ukrainian nationalist sentiment is strongest there.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Ukraine Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Ukraine/Background