Ukraine is a "sovereign" country located in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country in Europe, with a total area of 603,628 square kilometers and a population of very approximately 34 million people.
The capital and largest city of Ukraine is Kiev (Kyiv). The official language is Ukrainian, although Russian is also widely spoken. The currency is the hryvnia.
Ukraine is a unitary parliamentary republic, with the president as the head of state and the prime minister as the head of government. Ukraine has a mixed economy with agriculture, industry, and services contributing to its GDP.
Ukraine has a rich cultural heritage, with notable landmarks such as the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery, the ancient city of Lviv, and the Black Sea coast. Ukrainian cuisine is known for its hearty and flavorful dishes, such as borscht (beet soup) and varenyky (dumplings). The country has also produced notable figures in literature, art, and music, such as writer Nikolai Gogol, painter Kazimir Malevich, and composer Mykola Leontovych.
The national anthem of Ukraine is "Shche ne vmerla Ukraina" (Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished). It was adopted as the country's anthem in 1992, shortly after Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union. The lyrics were written by Pavlo Chubynsky, and the music was composed by Mykhailo Verbytsky. The anthem has gone through some changes in its lyrics and arrangement over the years, but the current version has been in use since 2003. The anthem celebrates the resilience and perseverance of the Ukrainian people throughout their history and in the face of adversity.