Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe, sharing its borders with Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland.

Covering an area of 600,000 square kms, Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe, next only to Russia. It is roughly twice as big as Italy. The landscape of Ukraine is mostly plains and plateaus, with only the Carpathian Mountains in the west rising to impressive heights.

Ukraine has a population 41.3 million people, and the language spoken is mainly Ukrainian; Russian is also spoken by many people. Its capital is Kyiv.

The country is one of the largest grain exporters in the world, blessed with large areas of fertile land. But it is still counted as one of the poorer countries of Europe, haunted by low life expectancy and widespread corruption.

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