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Ukraine: Geography#

LocationEastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east
Geographic Coordinates49 00 N, 32 00 E 49.0,32.0
Area total: 603,550 sq km
land: 579,330 sq km
water: 24,220 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 4,566 km
border countries: Belarus 891 km, Hungary 103 km, Moldova 940 km, Poland 428 km, Romania (south) 176 km, Romania (southwest) 362 km, Russia 1,576 km, Slovakia 90 km
Coastline2,782 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Black Sea 0 m
highest point: Hora Hoverla 2,061 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Goverla 2061 m; Chorna Gora 2020 m
According to Geonames: Hora Hoverla 2061 m; Hora Petros 2020 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Mountains
Terrainmost of Ukraine consists of fertile plains (steppes) and plateaus, mountains being found only in the west (the Carpathians), and in the Crimean Peninsula in the extreme south
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourceiron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land
Land Usearable land: 53.85%
permanent crops: 1.48%
other: 44.67% (2011)
Climatetemperate continental; Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast; precipitation disproportionately distributed, highest in west and north, lesser in east and southeast; winters vary from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland; summers are warm across the greater part of the country, hot in the south
Irrigated Land21,750 sq km (2010)
Renewable Water Resources139.6 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesinadequate supplies of potable water; air and water pollution; deforestation; radiation contamination in the northeast from 1986 accident at Chornobyl' Nuclear Power Plant
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Kyiv; Kharkiv; Dnipropetrovsk; Odesa; Donetsk
According to Geonames: Kiev; Kharkiv; Dnipropetrovsk; Donetsk; Odessa

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic position at the crossroads between Europe and Asia; second-largest country in Europe
Important Rivers