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Kyiv
republic
603700 km2
45994288 (July 2008 est.) / 76/km2
Hryvnia (UAH) currency converter
$ 6900 (2007 est.)
0.788 (2005)
Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%, other 9% (includes small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities)
Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate 50.4%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 26.1%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 8%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 7.2%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Protestant 2.2%, Jewish 0.6%, other 3.2% (2006 est.)
temperate continental; Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast; precipitation disproportionately distributed, highest in west and north, lesser in east and southeast; winters vary from cool alongthe Black Sea to cold farther inland; summers are warm across the greater part of the country, hot in the south
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