Location:Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea and:
Belarus 891 km,
Hungary 103 km,
Moldova 939 km,
Poland 428 km,
Romania 169 + 362 km,
Russia 1,576 km,
Slovakia 90 km
Area: total area 603,700 sq km land area 603,700 sq km Note: strategic position at the crossroads between Europe and Asia; second largest country in Europe.

People Population: 49,546,958 Population growth rate: 0.05% Birth rate: 12.34 births/1,000 population Death rate: 12.6 deaths/1,000 population.
Climate: The climate in Ukraine is similar to the wheat-producing regions of Canada and is characterized by abundant precipitation and cloudy skies, especially in fall and winter. The mean temperature in summer is 67oF (19oC) and in winter 21oF (-6oC). Although the summers tend to be short, the temperature can rise into the 90's making it uncomfortable, since most buildings have no central cooling systems. The winters are long and cold, with cloudy skies a norm.
Geology: Ukraine has a complex geology with a rich variety of scenery and impressive contrasts in topography. Central and southern Ukraine is primarily steppe (prairie), with fertile black soil exceptionally well-suited for grain farming. In the east is the industrial heartland containing large reserves of mineral deposits known as the Greater Donbas or Donetsk Basin. Northern and western Ukraine are hilly, forested areas with many picturesque mountain resorts. Enhancing the topography of Ukraine are two mountain ranges, the Carpathian on its western border where winter sports are very popular; and the Crimean range, which divides the Crimean peninsular, creating a semitropical area on its southernmost tip. The Crimea is a favorite destination not only for Ukrainian tourists, but also for citizens of other states of the former Soviet Union, as well as the eastern and the western Europe.  

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