Demographic situation of the Ukrainian lands in the late nineteenth - early twentieth century.

In Ukraine, as in most of Europe, inhabited by representatives of various nations and religions. Almost three quarters of the population were Ukrainian, with heavy odds and other groups in eight of the nine provinces Dnieper Ukraine. But next to them lived a lot of Russians, Poles, Germans and representatives of other nations.

non-Ukrainian population was distributed unevenly. Overall, cities in the nineteenth century bank Ukraine. rapidly, cells were non-Ukrainian culture. The same situation was and at Western.

 

national composition of the urban population in 1897 Naddniprianshchyna

Nationality

Number

Percentage

Russians

1.05 million

1934

Ukrainian

937 000

30,3

Jews

830 000

1927

Other

268 000

8,6

Total

3.085 million

99,9

 

population of major cities Naddniprianshchyna

Cities

1860

1897

1914

Odessa

113 000

404 000

669 000

Kyiv

65 000

248 000

626 000

Kharkov

50 000

174 000

245 000

Ekaterinoslav

19 000

121 000

220 000

Nikolaev

32 000

92 000

104 000

 

Regardless of the size and geography of residence, some of these people were living by themselves with their own laws, schools, traditions and culture, which sometimes differed markedly and was completely unknown Ukrainian neighbors. But these people were in the Dnieper, along with Ukrainian, considered it their homeland and were the only commonality.

Russians and Poles, though it were a minority in Ukraine, belonged to the leading strata of the political and socio-economic life. Jews, Germans, Tatars and other peoples, as a rule were separate economic and cultural life. For Jews defined "boundary settlement", east of which were forbidden to settle.