Ukraine - Location, size, and extent
Ukraine, the second largest country in Europe, is located in eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland and Russia. Comparatively, Ukraine is slightly smaller than the state of Texas with a total area of 603,700 sq km (233,090 sq mi). Ukraine shares boundaries with Belarus on the N , Russia on the E , the Black Sea on the S , Romania, Moldova, Hungary, and Slovakia on the W , and Poland on the NW . Ukraine's location is one of strategic importance at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Its land boundary totals 4,663 km (2,897 mi) and its coastline is 2,782 (1,729 mi). Ukraine's capital city, Kiev, is located in the north central part of the country.