Ukraine is a large country in . See also UNESCO World Heritage List, Ukraine section. Most of Ukraine was formerly a part of the Russian Empire; after the October Revolution and the Civil War, the entire country, known as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, was a part of the Soviet Union.

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, 's city of intrigue, is the capital of and its largest and most vibrant city with 3 million inhabitants.

is in and used to be the capital of East Galicia.

is a town in , and known infamously for the accident in the nearby nuclear power plant on 26 April 1986.

is a major city in the region of and is the second largest city in Ukraine with a population of over 1.5 million inhabitants.


is the region in the center north of , and is the country's cultural, economic, and political center.

makes up about a quarter of , is the wealthiest and most developed region and has the closest affinities with of all Ukraine's regions.

is the industrial coal-mining region of , home to much of the country's Russian population.

is a peninsula jutting into the Black Sea. We treat it here as a region of because Russia controls the area, but see also the boxed text below.

is the region next to the on the Black Sea coast of .


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