Ukraine Passport Ranking
The Ukrainian passport currently ranks on the 41st place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. The ranking has consistently improved from 64th in 2006 to the current ranking. It provides visa-free access to 129 countries. This gives it an overall medium mobility score. Ukrainian passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to destinations such as Brazil, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the entire European Union. Ukrainian passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 97 destinations in the world. Some of the destinations where a visa is required are China, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Ukraine is a former soviet country consisting of 24 regions. The nation is located Eastern Europe bordering Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus and Russia. The most important regions are Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk. The nation has a surface area of 603,628 square kilometers and is therefore the 45th largest country in the world. Its geography is characterized by fertile plains, plateaus and mountains in the west. Ukraine has a temperate continental climate throughout the country except for the southern coast where it is Mediterranean.
The overall population is over 41.7 million people. This makes it the 33rd most populous country in the world. The capital is Kiev, which is also the most populated city with more than 2.9 million inhabitants. Other major cities are Kharkiv, Odesa and Dnipro. The largest airport is Boyspil International Airport (KBP) with over 15 million yearly passengers. KBP Airport has excellent flight connections to the entire world.
Ukraine has a long and rich cultural history in literature, painting, ballet and classical music. The main religions of the country are Orthodox and the Islam. The official language is Ukrainian. The legal system is the civil law with judicial review legislative acts. The government type is a semi-presidential republic. The chief of state is President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The head of government is the Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. The elections take place every 5 years and the president is elected directly via absolute majority.
The official currency of the country is the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) with the current exchange rate being UAH 28 to the USD. The country has a market-based economy, generating a GDP of approximately $429.9 billion. Its citizens have a per capita income of $10,310. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors which are the service and industry sector. Ukraine is a major producer of oil, gas and metals. Other important export products are coal, metals, machinery, grains and sugar beets.
Ukraine is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It has many significant touristic and historic sites. It boasts with 7 UNESCO world heritage sites scatted across the nation. Major tourist destinations are Khortysia, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Potemkin Stairs, the Shatsky National Natural Park and the Askania Nova. The nation has a total of approximately more than 14 million tourists visiting every year.