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Montmartre of Kyiv in the Ukraine
Montmartre of Kyiv in the Ukraine

Montmartre of Kyiv

Andriyivskyy Descent is a historic descent connecting Kyiv's Upper Town neighborhood and the historically commercial Podil neighborhood.
Photo by Ilya Cher





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Capital: Kyiv (Kiev)

Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east

Government: none

Currency: hryvnia (UAH)

Area: 603,550 sq km

Population: 43,745,640 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Ukrainian (official) 67.5%, Russian (regional language) 29.6%, other (includes small Crimean Tatar-, Moldovan/Romanian-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities) 2.9% (2001 est.); note - in February 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that 2012 language legislation entitling a language spoken by at least 10% of an oblast's population to be given the status of "regional language" - allowing for its use in courts, schools, and other government institutions - was unconstitutional, thus making the law invalid; Ukrainian remains the country's only official nationwide language

Religion: Orthodox (includes the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC), and the Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP)), Ukrainian Greek Catholic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish (2013 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +380

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