Maps of Ukraine

The map of Ukraine has about 70 varieties. Each of them introduces individual aspects of the structure of this country, which has a rich cultural and historical heritage. The study of various types is useful both for foreigners who come to stay or live in the Ukrainian state, and for citizens who want to learn more about their homeland.

Ukraine: country map for all occasions

Among the popular and demanded cards are:
1. Administrative map of Ukraine with regions, districts and cities. This view is intended for those who want to know what administrative units the Ukrainian state consists of. In its modern interpretation, it includes both Crimea and the regions of Donbass (Luhansk and Donetsk), which were captured by Russia. This is explained by the fact that the world community still considers these territories as Ukrainian. Nevertheless, after 2014, there is already a separate map of Ukraine with the regions that were occupied.
2. Geographic provides a generalized picture of the Ukrainian territory, allowing you to visually see the coverage of the territory, the scale of the country, the relief with its mountains, rivers and valleys, etc. land cover, hydrography, etc.
3. Automotive. This type is intended to help those who travel by car or intercity transport. Such a map of Ukraine with cities and roads allows you to plot or calculate a route between individual settlements in order to change the mileage, find a shorter path, etc.
4. Map of Ukraine photo and interactive view. Photo cards are well known to everyone since school, but thanks to computer technology, more and more interactive maps have appeared recently. They combine the capabilities of large-, medium- and small-scale terrain images, allowing you to switch at any time, if necessary, between a general overview option and a detailed study of individual places or objects.

And these are only the most basic maps, and there are still old historical, political, ecological and many others. In addition, new species appear regularly. For example, in connection with the 2020 pandemic, a map appeared showing the level of danger of coronavirus infection in certain regions and settlements.

Railway map of Ukraine

The railways of Ukraine have a total length of over 23,000 km. The map of the railway of Ukraine, detailed and available on the Internet, gives a fairly complete picture of the railway system of the country, which occupies:

  • 13th place in the world for the cumulative length of the route
  • 6th place in the world in terms of railway passenger traffic
  • 7th place in the world in terms of freight traffic by rail

Train stations, stations, platforms

The map of Ukrainian railways with stations includes the names of almost all 1,700 stations and stops. The stations indicated on the map are divided into five categories, depending on their total capacity. Also, on the map of the railway of Ukraine, freight, sorting, intermediate stations, platforms, sidings and even kilometer stands are indicated.

The state-owned company PJSC “Ukrainian Railways” has six divisions:

  • South-West (center) Railway (Kiev)
  • Lviv railway (Lviv)
  • Pridneprovskaya railway (Dnipro city)
  • Donetsk Railway (Liman)
  • Southern Railway (Kharkov)
  • Odessa (Odessa)

On the map of the railways of Ukraine, the territories served by each of the divisions are highlighted in their own color. Regional railways, in turn, are also divided into several departments, of which, as a rule, four or five.

Railway map of Ukraine: history and modernity

The railway map of Ukraine also gives an idea of ​​the traffic intensity on the railways, which was once historically formed in the country. In the east of Ukraine – a traditional mining and industrial region – the railway network has the greatest density, in the more agrarian north – the least.

Ukrainian railways are connected with the railway networks of all neighboring states: Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Romania and Slovakia. The map shows the Beskydy tunnel in the Carpathians related to the Lviv railway, which was opened to traffic in May 2018. This is the most important section of the route, through which about 60% of freight traffic between Ukraine and the EU countries passes.

Volyn region on the map

In Zap. to the side of the East European Plain there is an area called Volyn. It is located in the rivers called Pripyat and Zap. Boog. The relief of this territory is flat.

Borders:

  • East – Rivne region (Ukraine);
  • West – Poland;
  • North – Brest region (Belarus);
  • South – Lviv region (Ukraine).


The location of the territory of the Volyn region:

  • ¾ the territories are located in the Polesye lowland (from 140 to 150 m.);
  • ¼ territory is located in North. – Zap. parts of the Volyn Upland.


Rivers flowing through the region (the length of all rivers is 3292 km.):

  • Pripyat;
  • Turia;
  • Stokhod;
  • Styr;
  • Western Bug.


Lakes:

  • Svityazhskoe;
  • Tours;
  • Pulemetskoe;
  • White, etc.


Forests (account for 32.5% of the land):

  • Pine (60%);
  • Birch (10%);
  • Oak (13%);
  • Alder (13%).

Vinnytsia region on the map

Ukraine. On the right bank, in the east of Podillya, is the Vinnytsia region. On the north side it is adjacent to the Zhytomyr region, on the south side with the Odessa region and Moldova. The eastern neighbors are Cherkasy, Kirovograd and Kiev regions, the western part borders on the Khmelnytsky region and Chernivtsi. The main area of ​​the region lies on the Podolsk and Predneprovsk uplands (362 meters above sea level and 323, respectively).

The whole area of ​​the Vinnytsia region is a wavy plain. From the northeastern side, it rises and decreases in the southern part. The southwestern part of the region is largely indented by numerous valleys of the left tributaries of the Dniester. The Southern Bug River flows through the central section with a large number of its tributaries. In the southwest, at the very border of the region, the Dniester flows with its tributaries, such as Lyadovka, Murafa and many others. Small shipping is highly developed on the rivers, and they are also used as sources of hydropower.

Vinnytsia on the map

Vinnytsia is a regional Ukrainian city. Administrative, social, cultural center of the Vinnytsia region. Distance from the capital of Ukraine Kiev – 200 kilometers to the south-west.

Historians argue about the origin of the name. Known versions:

  • the settlement is located near the Vinnichka river;
  • here in the distilleries from time immemorial they made “wine beers”.

The city appeared on the banks of the Southern Bug – a large river flowing in the south-west of the country. From the satellite map, two unequal parts are visible – the Right Bank, where Vinnitsa originated, and the Left Bank. The river banks are connected by three road bridges. In addition to the Southern Bug, other rivers flow through Vinnitsa. Lakes are visible.

The urban area is vast – about 120 square kilometers. The blocks are sparsely built up due to water bodies located within the city limits. The map of the administrative-territorial structure includes 3 urban areas. The historical center is located in the right-bank Zamostyansky district.

Kharkiv on the map

At a distance of 26 km from the border with Russia in the southern direction is one of the megalopolises of Ukraine – Kharkiv, whose population is almost 1.5 million people. In terms of territory and population, it ranks second among other cities of Ukraine and is even included in the list of the largest cities in Eastern Europe. The total area on which Kharkiv is located is more than 350 km2. Several rivers flow through its lands, and the borders in the north and west are marked by forests and large lakes.

The city is rightfully called the scientific center of the country; the largest state universities, several academies and scientific laboratories are located on its territory. In addition, it is also a large industrial and transport center. Streets, avenues and boulevards of Kharkiv (the total number of which is close to 450), together with transport arteries, form a fan pattern, originating in the city center and radially diverging to its outskirts. Most of the city streets were named after the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War and Heroes of Labor. There are also many streets named after artists, architects and politicians who have left their mark on history.

See Poltava on the map

The history of Poltava is deeply rooted in the past. Archaeologists insist that a settlement existed on the site of this city already in the 9th century. Poltava occupies a place in the north-east of the country at a distance of 300 km from Kiev, along the river Vorskla. The small river Kolomak runs along the eastern part of the city, and along the perimeter it is surrounded by a large number of forests. In all districts and throughout the territory of the urban district, large and small, natural and artificially created reservoirs are scattered.

The history of Poltava is rich in tragic events; many armed conflicts took place on this territory. The most famous battle won in the Northern War in the confrontation with the Swedes under the leadership of Charles XII is called Poltava by historians. By the beginning of the 19th century, the city developed into a major cultural and industrial center. By that time, about 40 enterprises, several schools and colleges were functioning here, an institute and a cadet corps were opened. At the same time, construction began on the original Round Square, from which the main streets of the city diverge. Unique in its performance, it has become the hallmark of Poltava for a long time.

Rivers of Ukraine: not recognizing borders

Rivers of Ukraine on the map with names have about 160 blue arteries 100 km long or more. A characteristic feature: almost all large rivers flowing through the territory of the country flow into the Black Sea. The exception is the Western Bug (its basin is 2% of the country’s area), which flows into the Baltic in Poland.

Map of rivers of Ukraine: the largest of the large

Dnieper – its basin covers about 65% of the territory of Ukraine, length – 2,290 km. The origins of this largest Ukrainian river are in the Russian Federation. It has almost 15 thousand tributaries, the largest are Ingulets, Desna and Pripyat. The Dnieper flows through 25 cities of the country, the largest of which are Kiev, Dnipro, Zaporozhye, Kherson, Cherkassy, ​​Kremenchug.

Dniester (length 1,362 km) – originates in the Lviv region in western Ukraine and flows to the southeast. Then it flows through the territory of Moldova and again returns to Ukraine – about 50 km before its mouth in the Black Sea. The Dniester basin occupies about 12% of the country’s area.

Danube (length 2,860 km) – the second largest river in Europe originates in the Black Forest mountains in Germany and flows through the territory of 10 states. The last 120 km of the Danube, before reaching the Black Sea, forms the natural border between Ukraine and Romania. Some of its tributaries originate in the Ukrainian Carpathians and flow through the territory of neighboring states. For example, the Tisza flows from Ukraine to Hungary, and the Prut flows to Romania and Moldova. In general, Ukraine accounts for 7.5% of the Danube basin.

Northern Donets – the basin of this largest (1,053 km long) river in the east of Ukraine occupies about 4% of the country’s territory. It originates in the Russian Federation, then flows about 450 km across Ukraine and again returns to Russia, where it flows into the Don.

Rivers of Ukraine: internal and small

Southern Bug – from the source to the mouth flows only in Ukraine. The length is 806 km, the basin area is about 3% of the country’s territory. It flows through cities such as Khmelnitsky, Vinnytsia and Nikolaev.

A detailed map of the rivers of Ukraine with names shows that about 7% of the country’s territory belongs to the conditional coastal basin. It includes all small rivers flowing directly into the Azov and Black Seas. 

Zhytomyr on the map

On the banks of one of the most picturesque rivers in Ukraine lies the handsome Zhitomir. More than 260 thousand people live in this territory, and the city is considered a regional administrative center. This is one of the oldest cities and the time is counted since 884, from the moment of the first settlement in this area. For the first time, Zhitomir was mentioned as a city at the beginning of the 14th century. Already half a century later, the city received the status of an administrative center, numerous artisans actively conducted their production on its territory, and trade was also conducted. In a couple of centuries, mining will also begin here. In the places where the granite rock was previously mined, quarries have now been formed, now these are all artificial reservoirs.

From the southern border, Zhitomir is bordered by the Teterev River, which in turn is the main water body. There are many reservoirs in the city, and in its most picturesque corners, on the territory of forest park zones, there are national sanatoriums and health resorts, which were very popular back in the days of the Soviet Union.

Nikopol on the map

Nikopol is a city in the southeastern part of Ukraine, belongs to the Dnepropetrovsk region and is the administrative center of the Nikopol region. The city is located on the right bank of the Dnieper River, 99 km from Dnipropetrovsk. The area of ​​the city is 59 km2. The territory of Nikopol belongs to the steppe zone and is located between the northern and middle steppe subzones. In the south, the city is washed by the Kakhovka reservoir. Height above sea level fluctuates between 13 and 78 meters. This region is characterized by a moderate continental climate.

Nikopol is one of the industrial centers of Ukraine. More than 50% of revenues to the city budget are generated by industrial and metallurgical enterprises. The city has more than 400 streets with a total length of about 600 km. There are about 800 multi-storey residential buildings in Nikopoli. The city is crossed by the main railway, the regional highway, river transport is well developed.

The city was founded in 1639, and the first mention of it dates back to 1645. Remains of settlements and burials dating back to the 2nd millennium BC were found on the territory of the city. During the excavations, a considerable amount of archaeological materials related to the ancient cultures of the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Scythian and Sarmatian periods were found. One of the most valuable finds in the city is the Golden Pectoral, dating from the 4th century BC.