Ukraine / Maps, Geography, Facts

Ukraine is situated in the southeastern part of Europe and is the largest country in Europe with an area of 603,628 square kilometers.

Ukraine on the World Map
Ukraine on the World Map

The border neighbors are Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Belarus, and Russia.

Ukraine on the Europe Map

Ukraine on the Europe Map
Ukraine on the Europe Map

Map of Ukraine

map of Ukraine
Map of Ukraine showing the major cities and showing the Dnipro (Ukrainian) or Dnieper (Russian) River.

Map of Ukraine with Regions

Map of Ukraine with cities
Administrative and political map of Ukraine with flag and regions also called Oblasts.
  • Population: 43,881,093
  • Population Density: 76 per Km2
  • Land Area: 579,320 Km2

Road Map and Major Cities of Ukraine

Ukraine Map with cities
Ukraine Map with cities, road, and highway map.

List of the Biggest Cities in Ukraine

CityPopulation in 2022
Kyiv2,797,553
Kharkiv1,430,885
Dnipro1,032,822
Donetsk1,024,700
Odessa1,001,558
Zaporizhia796,217
Lviv717,803
Kryvyi Rih652,380
Mykolayiv510,840
Mariupol481,626
Luhansk452,000
Sevastopol416,263
Khmelnytskyi398,346
Makiyivka376,610
Vinnytsia352,115
Simferopol336,460
Kherson320,477
Poltava317,847
Chernihiv307,684
Cherkasy297,568
Sumy294,456
Zhytomyr282,192
Horlivka278,550
Rivne255,106
Kropyvnytskyi249,454
Kamianske248,575
Chernivtsi236,250
Ternopil235,676
Kremenchuk227,494
Lutsk213,661
Ivano-Frankivsk204,200
Bila Tserkva199,163
Kramators’k173,700
Melitopol158,000
Kerch148,932
Nikopol130,500
Syevyerodonets’k130,000
Sloviansk124,800
Berdyansk118,284
Uzhgorod117,878
Alchevs’k116,000
Pavlohrad115,932
Lysychans’k111,600
Yevpatoriya106,202
Yenakiyeve104,101
Oleksandriya103,000
Kamianets-Podilskyi100,000
Biggest Cities in Ukraine (47 cities with a population over 100,000) Source: World Population Review

Geography

The geographical structure of Ukraine is composed of large plains and covers a large part of the Eastern Europe Bloc. In the middle of Ukraine lies the Dnieper Plain of the Dnieper River from north to south.

Other plains are located in the south of Ukraine along the coasts of the Black Sea and the Azov Sea. In the Crimean Peninsula in the southernmost region, it is possible to encounter both plains and mountains. To the west of the country, the Carpathian Mountains cover a wide area of 240 km.

Governance

The highest legislative body in Ukraine is the High Council. Parliament members are elected every five years. The High Council appoints the President and members of the Council of Ministers.

Climate

Ukraine is located in the temperate climate zone and about 400-600 millimeters of precipitation per year. Except for the southern region, there are not very hard colds; the winters are warm.

The summers are warm and rugged, rarely rainfall. The country is suitable for agriculture because the temperatures are generally mild. Ukraine is also one of the most important sugar producers in the world. Sugar produced in the country is of great importance for import and export.

Religion

Christian (mostly Orthodox, few Protestant, Catholic), Muslim, Jewish.

Industry and Tourism

The main livelihoods of Ukraine are based on industry and agriculture. With the Ukrainian natural resources, it is also called “grain warehouse” of Europe.

The main sources of income are agriculture, mining based industry, fisheries, and coastal tourism. Coal, iron, manganese, gypsum are underground resources. The northern part of Crimea is the most prevalent part of agriculture.

Sunflower, corn, and wheat are mainly grown. The required water is supplied through channels from the Dnieper river. The headquarters of the administrative unit, Simferopol is also the center of culture and industry of the peninsula.

In the southern slopes, there are vineyards. Iron and steel locomotives, wagons, ships, aircraft, agricultural machinery, tractors, cranes, sugar, chemistry, weaving, plastics, automotive, consumer durables, basic industry events. In addition, the country is a very strong electricity producer.

Tourism: Odessa is a city that attracts attention with its natural beauties, and ranks fourth among the big cities in the country.

There are many reasons why tourists visit Ukraine. Odessa is one of them, it is a popular place to visit with its attractions, tours, and activities.

Kiev is the largest city in Ukraine, with a population of around 3 million.

Art

Lviv is also the art city. Art galleries, churches, museums, cathedrals, operas, temples, and theaters are located in this city. Lviv, which is the most important city of the country in artistic and cultural terms, is on the list of Unesco World Cultural Heritage.

Sports

It is a country where every kind of sport is popular. Its geographical structure is suitable for winter sports as well as for summer sports. But football, like everywhere else, is exciting here too. The Olympics, however, are watched with great interest.