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Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland and Russia
Population: 51.9 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Kiev (Kyyiv)
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Texas
Religions: Ukrainian Orthodox -- Moscow Patriarchate, Ukrainian Orthodox -- Kiev Patriarchate, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Ukrainian Catholic (Uniate), Protestant, Jewish
Landscape: Most of Ukraine consists of fertile plains (steppes) and plateaus, mountains being found only in the west (the Carpathians), and in the Crimean Peninsula in the extreme south
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1993

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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Monday, Feb. 9: Ukraine Earns Silver in Women's 15K Biathlon

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