Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Areas of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk are controlled by pro-Russian separatists, and a low-level civil war is causing disruption to services.

The annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014 has not been recognised by most of the international community. However, with Crimea now a de facto part of Russia it is likely that it will revert to using the Russian postal code system. Post for Crimea is not longer being routed through Ukraine.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Ukraine - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



44 854 065 (including Crimea)



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Ukraine - Number format

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Ukraine - Date formats


Ukraine - Languages


Language map External

The official language is Ukrainian External, spoken by some 58% of the population. There are many speakers of languages from other parts of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, particularly Russian (11 335 000 speakers); Belorussian (440 000 speakers); Polish (1 151 000 speakers) and Romanian External (500 000 speakers). Of other indigenous languages, there are some 240 000 Romani External-speakers; 100 000 Rusyn External-speakers and a small number of Urum External-speakers.

Numbers include Crimea, now a de facto part of Russia.

Ukraine - Personal names


Ukrainian names are formed by a given name followed by the surname, between may be a patronymic, which shows filiation to the father:

   Ivan Ivanovitch Tolstoy

The patronymic is often formed by adding –vych (“son of”) or -ivna (“daughter of”) to the given name of the father.

Women often take their husband’s name (feminised) upon marriage.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Ukraine - Company legal forms


Ukrainian company types include:

    (Акціонерне товариство)
   DAT/ДАТ (Державне акціонерне товариство) - public limited company
   FOP/ФОП (фізична особа підприємець) - sole proprietorship
   KT (Komandytne tovarystvo / Командитне товариство) - Limited Partnership
   PP/ПП (Приватне підприємство)
   PrAT/ПрАТ (Приватне акціонерне товариство) 
   Predstavnytstvo - Representative office
   PT/ПT(Povne tovarystvo / Повне товариство) - General Partnership
   PuAT/ПуАТ (Публічне акціонерне товариство)
   TDV/ТДВ(Tovarystvo z dodanoiu vidpovidal’nistiu / Товариство з додатковою відповідальністю) - Additional Liability company
   TOV/ТОВ (Товариство з обмеженою відповідальністю / Tovarystvo z obmezhenoiu vidpovidal'nistiu) - Limited liability company
   VAT/ВАТ (Вiдкрите акцiонерне товариство, / Vidkryte Aktsionerne Tovarystvo) - Public joint-stock company
   ZAT/ЗАТ (Закрите акцiонерне товариство / Zakryte aktsionerne tovarystvo) - Private joint-stock company

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Ukraine - Example address format


Address formats in Ukraine are found in two ways. The first is opposite to the way addresses are formatted in Western Europe - the postal code and town comes first, then the street address, then the name of the person or company. Postal codes are also sometimes found written after the city name. For example:


Recently the Ukrainian postal authorities have started encouraging the use of address formats in the more common “Western European” order, in this way:

   Full name
   Street name[ ]house number{[ ]flat number}
   Postal code

For example:


A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

(Sub-)Building and Thoroughfare types


The most commonly used Ukrainian thoroughfare types are vulica/vulitsa (vul., Street), prospect (prkt., Avenue) and boulevard (blvd., Boulevard).

kv. (kvartyra) or km. (kimnata) indicate an apartment. Budynok means house or building.

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Ukraine - Postal codes


On 1st August 1999 Ukraine introduced a postal code format which is a block of 5 digits. The old postal codes wereblock of 6 digits, which was that from the former Soviet Union. Both the new and the old codes are likely to be found for some time in address databases.

The new postal code is composed as follows: in rural areas, the first two digits indicate the territory, the third the city and the final two the distribution post office; in urban areas, the first two digits indicate the district, the final three the destination. The codes can start with any digits between 01 and 99.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Ukraine - Postal code format graphic



Ukraine - Postal code format

Ukraine - Postal code specifics

Ukraine - Postal code regular expression


Ukraine - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Ukraine


Refer to Exonyms in Ukraine for full lists of place names in Ukraine in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Ukraine - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


Ukraine has 24 oblasti External (singular - oblast’) and 1 autonomous republic (avtomnaya respublika, shown in the list below with an asterisk), and 2 municipalities (mista, singular - misto) with oblast status (shown in the list below with a ‡). In the list below, the administrative capital is shown in brackets after the oblast name:

  Postal code area
Cherkas’ka External (Cherkasy) 18-20
Chernihivs’ka External (Chernihiv) 14-17
Chernivets’ka External (Chernivtsi) 58-60
Dnipropetrovs’ka External (Dnipropetrovs’k) 50-53
Donets’ka External (Donets’k) 83-87
Ivano-Frankivs’ka External (Ivano-Frankivs’k) 76-78
Kharkivs’ka External (Kharkiv) 61-64
Khersons’ka External (Kherson) 73-75
Khmel’nyts’ka External (Khmel’nyts’kyy) 29-32
Kirovohrads’ka External (Kirovohrad) 25-28
Kyyiv External 01-06
Kyyivs’ka External (Kyyiv (Kiev)) 07-09
Luhans’ka External (Luhans’k) 91-94
L’vivs’ka External (L’viv) 79-82
Mykolayivs’ka External (Mykolayiv) 54-57
Odes’ka External (Odesa) 65-68
Poltavs’ka External (Poltava) 36-39
Avtonomna Respublika Krym External * (Simferopol’) (now a de facto part of Russia) 95-98
Rivnens’ka External (Rivne) 33-35
Sevastopol’ External 99
Sums’ka External (Sumy) 40-42
Ternopil’s’ka External (Ternopil’) 46-48
Vinnyts’ka External (Vinnytsya) 21-24
Volyns’ka External (Luts’k) 43-45
Zakarpats’ka External (Uzhhorod) 88-90
Zaporiz’ka External (Zaporizhzhya) 69-72
Zhytomyrs’ka External (Zhytomyr) 10-13

This regions/postal code data can be acquired as a data file External

Telephone numbers in Ukraine


All telephone numbers in Ukraine have a total length of 9 when called from abroad. Mobile numbers have area codes commencing with 39, 50, 63, 66-68, 73, 891-895, 897, 899 or 91-99.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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