Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe with a total area of 603,000 Km2. Geographically Ukraine is in a strategic position at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, the country is situated between 44 and 52 degrees latitude in the continental temperate zone in Eastern Europe. Ukraine is bordered by Belarus on the north, by Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova on the west, by the Black Sea on the south, and by Russia on the East.
Administratively Ukraine is divided into 24 administrative regions or Oblasts and one autonomous republic (Crimea). Kiev (the city capital of Ukraine) and Sevastopol (the main military port of Crimea) both have a special legal status.
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Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv, is located in the north central part of the country and has a population of 2.6 millions; Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Donetsk and Odesa all have a population of over one million.
The geography of Ukraine is quite interesting, the landscape consists mostly of fertile plains -57 percent of the land in Ukraine is arable- and plateaus, crossed by rivers such as the Dnepr, Seversky Donets, Dnister, and the Southern Buh; the country’s only mountain ranges are the Carpathian Mountains in the west, and the Crimean Peninsula, in the extreme south, a coastline on the Black Sea.
Ukraine has a number of protected areas and National Parks; there are 17 nature reserves, 12 parks, and 4 biosphere reserves in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s time zone is 2 hours ahead of London, 7 hours ahead of New York City, and 10 hours ahead of Los Angeles.
Kyiv, also spelt Kiev and located in north central Ukraine on the Dnepr River, is the largest and capital city of Ukraine. Kyiv is home to many high-tech companies, world-class education institutions and historical attractions.
Kyiv also plays a very important role as an industrial, political, scientific, educational...
Lviv is one of the oldest and most lovely cities in Europe, located in the Ukrainian region of Ukraine, by the foothills of the Carpathians in Western Ukraine. Lviv was founded in 1256 by Galycian King Danylo Galytsky who named the city after his son Lev, the city used to be the Capital of East Galicia...
Odesa or Odessa, which is located next to the Black Sea in Southern Ukraine, is the fifth-largest city in the country, its most important trading city and a beautiful resort destination.
The site of Odesa was under Turkish Ottoman control from 1526 to 1789; in 1792 it was annexed to Russia...
Crimea or the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is an autonomous republic of Ukraine; Crimea has its own Constitution, government and legislature. The capital and administrative seat of Crimea is the city of Simferopol.
Crimea occupies a peninsula of the same name; it is located on the northern coast of...