Capital: Kiev



Ukraine is bordered by the Russia to the north and east; Belarus to the north; Poland, the Slovakia and Hungary to the west. It is a varied country with mountains in the west, plains in the center and the Black Sea views to the south. The north of the state is dominated by forests. Its other two main features are wooded steppe with beech and oak forests and the treeless steppe. The River Dniper divides Ukraine roughly in half, and flows into the Black Sea.

Language: Ukrainian is the sole official state language.

Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz.

Climate: Temperate with warm summers; crisp, sunny autumns; and cold, snowy winters.