Ukraine. 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: Hryvnia (UAH).

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