1. A large land area
Ukraine has over 233,000 square miles of total area, about 9,350 square miles of which is water. It is the 48th-largest country on Earth. Ukraine is almost four times the size of the state of Georgia and slightly smaller than Texas.
2. Bordering countries
Ukraine borders seven countries: Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia.
Ukraine’s major industries are coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, and food processing.
4. Lost land to Russia
Prior to the 2022 invasion, Russia had shown aggression along its border with Ukraine – primarily demonstrated by Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea in March 2014. Approximately 16,650 square miles, or about 7.1% of Ukraine’s area, is Russian occupied. The seized area includes all of Crimea and about one-third of both Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
Ukraine’s population was 43,745,640, as of July 2021, the 34th-largest population in the world. However, as of late March 2022, an estimated 4 million Ukrainians have fled their country, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Most have gone to Poland.
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