Geographical Location of Ukraine
Ukraine is a wondrous land of spectacular scenic beauty,
a land of shady woods and rolling hills, glittering
lakes and deep blue seas, soaring mountains and tranquil
Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe and the
22nd in the world community. Its territory is
603.7 thousand square kilometres. The country is
situated in the South-Eastern part of Central Europe.
The geographical centre of Europe is located near the
little Ukrainian town of Rakhiv. Neighbouring Ukraine
are the countries of Belarus, Russia, Moldova, Poland,
Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. Ukraine is washed by the
Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
The country is richly endowed by nature.
It is rich in iron ore, coal, natural gas, oil, salt and
other mineral recourses. Ukraine has big metallurgical,
machine-building, fuel and power industries. It is a
producer of chemicals and agricultural raw materials.
Largest cities of Ukraine are Kiev, Kharkiv,
Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Odessa.
The population of
Ukraine is more than 52 million people. It is the
Motherland of representatives of more than 100
nationalities, the Ukrainians making 75%.
There are 71,000 rivers and streams in Ukraine, the most
important of these being the Dnipro, the Dnister, the
Pivdenny Buh, the
and the Desna. The Dnipro is the major river in the
country and the third longest one in Europe. The Danube
connects Ukraine with seven European countries.
Ukraine occupies only 0,45% of the
planet’s dry land, but it boasts almost 5% of the
world’s mineral resources, particularly in terms of hard
coal. Huge reserves of coal and iron have formed for the
metallurgical industry. The reserves of black coal are
concentrated in two basins: the Donts and Vviv-Volynian
Basins. Today commercially valuable deposits of
manganese ore, oil, gas, nickel, graphite, bauxite, rare
metals and other valuable raw
materials have been found in Ukraine. For example
titanium is important in the space, chemical, atomic and
other areas. It has been discovered in Dnipropetrovsk
provinces. There are many curative mineral waters in
Ukraine. In a word Ukraine has inexhaustible reserves of
That is why our generation must to do
our best to use this resources in right way and I
believe if we do that we will come to firsts positions
in the world.