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    Ukraine Geography - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/ukraine/ukraine_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east

      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 - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      continental shelf: 200-m or to the depth of exploitation

      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-Sulfur 85, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, 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

      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 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ukraine Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ukraine Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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