Ukraine population page
At present there are approximately 46 million people living in Ukraine. It is the sixth most populated state entirely located on European continent.
Density population of Ukraine is 73 people per km2.
Most of Ukrainians live in cities approximating almost 70% of population. Industrial regions of Eastern Ukraine is the most densely popalated part of a country with great ammount of people living in industrial centers such as Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhya, Kryviy Rig, Luhansk and others.
Central Ukraine is predominantly rural with the exeption of area surrounding Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.
While in the West of the contry most population is concentrated in small towns or major regional centers such as Lviv, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and others. Villages are also densely located only within a few kilometers from each other as opposed to Eastern and Central part of Ukraine where vast territories between big industrial centers as usually unsettled.
Most population of Southern Ukraine is concentrated in cities along the coast of Black and Azov seas.
Population of Ukraine is steadily decreasing since proclaiming independence In 1991 Ukraine population estimated almost 52 million people. I even remember TV commercials: “There are 52 M of us :-)”. Independence gave the ability for people to travel and a lot of families left to Western European countries, US, Canada or even Russia seeking for better life.
A lot of Ukrainian women are working particularly in Italy or Spain looking after old people and great ammont of male population left to building construction work in Russia, Chech Republic, Spain or Portugal. As a result a lot of families stayed separated by borders and connected only by regular Western Union transactions, phoe calls and occasional annualy meetings.
According to various sources thare are approximately 6-8 million Ukrainians, excluding old diaspora, living abroad at the moment.
By predictions of some demographic scientists by 2050 populatin of Ukraine will estimate around 30 million people. Sad, isn’t it?
Famous people with Ukrainian roots
Film actors Milla Jovovich, Olga Kurylenko and Mila Kunis where all born in Ukraine. Silvester Stalone and Dustin Hoffman both have Ukrainian roots. Andy Warhol was half Lemko, ethnical minority alway considered to be of Ukrainian origin.