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Україна Україна – країна у Центрально-Схiдній Європі, розташована у південно-східній частині Східноєвропейської рівнини. Має спільні державні кордони з Росією на сході та північному сході, з Білоруссю на півночі, омивається Чорним та Азовським морями на півдні. На заході межує з Польщею та Словаччиною, на південному заході – з Угорщиною, Румунією та Молдовою. З Румунією та Росією Україна має не тільки сухопутний, а й морський кордон. Також через море Україна межує із Республікою Болгарія, Туреччиною та Грузією. Площа виключної (морської) економічної зони України становить понад 82 тис. км2. Найбільшими чорноморськими портами є Одеса, Іллічівськ, Херсон, Севастополь, азовськими - Маріуполь, Бердянськ, Керч. Загальна протяжність кордонів 6992 км (із них сухопутних 5637 км). Довжина морської ділянки кордону: 1355 км (по Чорному морю – 1056,5 км; по Азовському морю – 249,5 км; по Керченській протоці – 49 км).
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Ukraine, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Ukraine.
Possible extent of (proto-)Celtic influence 800-400 BC
Celts in Europe
Map showing the pre-Migration Age distribution of the Germanic tribes in Proto-Germanic times, and stages of their expansion up to 50 BC, AD 100 and AD 300.
European territory inahibted by East Slavic tribes in 8th and 9th century.
Map showing Scandinavian settlement in the eighth (dark red), ninth (red), tenth (orange) and eleventh (yellow) centuries. Areas denoted in green are those affected by frequent viking incursions but with little or no Scandinavian settlement.
Russia 9th-14th Century (Russian)
Kievan Rus 9th Century
Kievan Rus 11th Century
Kievan Rus 13th Century
Principalities of Kievan Rus' (1054-1132).
The Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia (1245-1349)
Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Rus' (Ukraine) and Samogitia (1386-1434).
Map showing changes in borders of the Mongol Empire from founding by Genghis Khan in 1206, Genghis Khan's death in 1227 to the rule of Kublai Khan (1260–1294). (Uses modern day borders)
Map showing changes in the territory of Lithuania, including parts of Ukraine, from the 13th century to the present day
Lithuania in the 13th and 15th century
Map of Lithuania
In 1386 Poland and Lithuania formed a Polish-Lithuanian personal union, succeeded in 1569 by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Large parts of present-day Belarus and Ukraine were part of Poland-Lithuania. This map shows the borders in 1466 except in the south-east (which it is wrong about Principality of Moldavia where wasn't a part of the Polish kingdom but a vassal distinct state, allied with Poland).
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569
Location of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth compared with present borders
Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish-Swedish Union 1592-1599
Historical map of Polish–Lithuanian–Ruthenian Commonwealth or Commonwealth of Three Nations (1658)
Commonwealth, division in voivodships
Sech in the 18th century
Ukraine in 1727-1768
Historical map of Ukrainian Cossack Hetmanate and territory of Zaporozhian Cossacks under rule of Russian Empire (1751).
Location map of New Serbia (1752-1764) and Slavo-Serbia (1753-1764)
Location map of New Serbia (1752-1764)
Detailed map of New Serbia (1752-1764)
Location map of Slavo-Serbia (1753-1764)
Detailed map of Slavo-Serbia (1753-1764)
7 years war 1756-1762
The divisions of the Commonwealth
Commonwealth after 1st partition
Polish-Russian War 1792
Commonwealth after 2nd partition
The third partition meant the end of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the final division between Prussia, Russia and Austria after 3rd partition
Administrative division of Russia 1848-1878 (in Russian)
Ukraine in the Russian Empire
Historic traditional regions in the present Ukraine
After the Russian revolution, Western Ukraine became part of Poland. A war between Poland and the Soviet Russia started March 1919
Borders of newly independent Poland after the Peace Treaty of Riga of 1921
Frescoe Map of Europe in the hall of the Railway Station of Genève-Cornavin (Switzerland), inaugurated june 25, 1929, with Ukraine painted according with the claims of the Ukainian people's republic Rada (1918)
In 1922 Ukraine becomes a member republic of the Soviet Union. Western Ukraine is part of Poland.. Location of the USSR
Evolution of the Soviet Union
European part of the USSR in the 1920s
Borders after the Peace Treaty of Riga of 1921 with Western Ukraine in Poland
Foreign claims in Poland in 1920
Poland between 1921 and 1939
Poland Galicia Volynia
The two Curzon lines : the soviet one (A) and the original one (B)
Administrative divisions of Ukraine 1918
Administrative divisions of Ukraine 1921
Administrative divisions of Ukraine 1921
Administrative divisions of Ukraine 1927
Administrative divisions of Ukraine 1932-1937
Famine in Ukraine 1921-23 and 1932-1935
Administrative divisions of Ukraine 1937-1939
Administrative divisions of Ukraine 1939-1940
Administrative divisions of Ukraine 1940-1945
Eastern front of the Second World War circa 1941-1942.
Bug (river)|Bug]] rivers and Black Sea coast. The region was divided into 13 judeţe (counties).
Changing of the borders
Border changes after WW2 (Russian text)
The territorial growth of the modern Ukraine
Administrative divisions of Ukraine 1946-1954
The republics of the USSR
Ukraine in the USSRImage:USSR Ethnic Groups 1974.jpg
Location of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Soviet Union administrative divisions, 1989
Presidential election runoff vote, 2004
Parliamentary election, 2006
Parliamentary election, 2007
Linguistical map of Ukraine
Languages in Ukraine
Ukrainian language in Ukraine (2001)
Map of Ukrainian dialects
The most numerous ethnic groups in Ukrainian rayons (if the data was available) or oblasts in the year 2001
Map of Russian speakers in Ukraine, based on the 2001 Ukrainian census
Romanians in Ukraine (in 1989 and 2001)
Ethnic map of European Russia before the First World War (in French)
Maps of regions
Location of Crimea in Ukraine
Map of Crimea
Map of Crimea
Map of Crimea
Map of Crimea
Ukranian conflict 1917-1921
Claims of Ukrainian Peoples's Republic
German conquest and Ukrainian Peoples's Republic and Hetmanate (1918)
Supresion of Ukrainian Peoples's Republic, and advance toward Warsaw in Polish-Sovietic war, august 1920
Polish attack suported by Ukrainian Peoples's Republic and ocupation of Kiev, 1920 (Soviet-polish war)
Territory of Western Ukrainian Repúblic, Red Army's offensive and White forces in March 1919
Polish conquest of Western Ukrainian Repúblic, Red Army's offensive, and White forces in March 1920
Polish conquest of Western Ukrainian Repúblic, Black Army of Nestor Makhno and White forces offensive in November 1919
Notes and references
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↑Romanization of Ukrainian according to the official Ukrainian standard: Ukrayina. Another romanization is the ISO 9 standard.
↑Romanization of Ukrainian according to the official Ukrainian standard: Kyyiv. Another romanization is the ISO 9 standard.. For the English translation both Kyiv and Kiev are used.