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    Ukraine Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/ukraine/ukraine_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland and Russia


      Geographic coordinates: 49 00 N, 32 00 E


      Map references: Asia, Europe


      Area: total: 603,700 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 603,700 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Texas


      Land boundaries: total: 4,663 km
      border countries: Belarus 891 km, Hungary 103 km, Moldova 939 km, Poland 526 km, Romania (south) 169 km, Romania (west) 362 km, Russia 1,576 km, Slovakia 97 km


      Coastline: 2,782 km


      Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200-m or to the depth of exploitation
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: temperate 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


      Terrain: most 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


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Black Sea 0 m
      highest point: Hora Hoverla 2,061 m


      Natural resources: iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land


      Land use: arable land: 57.1%
      permanent crops: 1.73%
      other: 41.17% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 24,540 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: NA


      Environment - current issues: inadequate supplies of potable water; air and water pollution; deforestation; radiation contamination in the northeast from 1986 accident at Chornobyl' Nuclear Power Plant


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, 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-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol


      Geography - note: strategic position at the crossroads between Europe and Asia; second-largest country in Europe


      NOTE: The information regarding Ukraine on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ukraine Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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