Country Code: UA. Location: Eastern Europe, bordering
the Black Sea, between Poland and Russia. Land Area: 233,090 square
miles. Capital: Kiev. 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 and plateaus,
mountains being found only in the west, and in the Crimean Peninsula in
the extreme south. Population: 48,760,474. Life Expectancy: 66 years.
Literacy: 98%. Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, and
Hungarian. Ethnic Groups: Ukrainian, Russian, and Jewish. Currency:
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