Flag of Ukraine

Flag of Ukraine

The flag of Ukraine consists of two horizontal stripes - light blue one on the top and bright yellow one at the bottom. The blue stripe represents the sky and the yellow one stands for Ukrainian fertile land and fields. Ukraine has undergone many territorial changes during its existence. It was doing very well in the 10th and 11th century as an independent Kievan Rus, however it was attached to Lithuania later. After gaining independence, it was eventually annexed again, this time to Russia and then to the Soviet Union. In 1991, Ukraine became independent and since 1992 it has started to use the flag in the present form again. Since that time, Ukraine has been facing a series of economic and political problems, so the national colors that also have religious significance are of great importance for Ukrainians.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes UA, UKR (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Ukraine
Capital city Kyiv
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations
Population 41 902 416 (2020)
Total area 603 500 km2
Highest point Hoverla (2 061 m, 6 762 ft)
Lowest point Kuyalnik Estuary (-5 m, -16 ft)
GDP per capita $ 3 095 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Ukrainian hryvnia (₴, UAH)
Calling code +380
Internet TLD .ua, .укр

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