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Total country population 41,800,000
Core Jewish population 43,000
Jews per total 1,000 in population 1.18
Population with a Jewish parent 90,000
Enlarged Jewish population 140,000
Law of Return Jewish population 200,000



  • The latest population estimate for Ukraine is 42,800,000.
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Ukrainians was estimated to be 56,000 (0.13% of the wider population) and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 140,000.
  • An estimated 200,000 Ukrainians qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
  • The largest Jewish population centres in Ukraine are Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov and Odessa.

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