Area: 233,028 square miles
Languages: Ukrainian is the official language; Russian, Romanian, and Hungarian are also spoken.
Location: Ukraine is bordered by Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Russia, the Sea of Azov, and the Black Sea.
Geography: Occupying an area slightly smaller than Texas in Eastern Europe, Ukraine is bordered on the south by the Sea of Azov, the Black Sea (where the Crimean Peninsula is part of Ukraine), Moldova, and Romania. The Carpathian Mountains extend from Romania into western Ukraine.
Population (2007 estimate): 46,299,862
Religion: Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate, Ukrainian Orthodox - Kiev Patriarchate, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic (Uniate), Protestant, Jewish
Time zone: Ukraine is on Eastern Europe Time, seven hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is 1pm in Kiev. Daylight Saving Time is in effect from the first Sunday of April until the last Sunday of October.