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How large are Ukraine's cities? Some U.S. comparisons.


How large are Ukraine’s cities? Some U.S. comparisons.

By Bonnie Berkowitz, Dylan Moriarty and Hannah Dormido
March 4, 2022 at 3:36 p.m. EST

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has drawn the world’s attention to places that may have been unfamiliar to many before the past week.

The country covers more territory than any in Europe except Russia, about 233,000 square miles. If you placed it over the eastern United States, it would stretch from Missouri to the Atlantic Ocean and from Ohio to Georgia.

Within it are cities with thriving tech sectors, industrial areas that specialize in metallurgy and machinery, and soaring historical and cultural sites. Ukraine is known as Europe’s breadbasket because its rich soil produces so much corn, wheat and other crops for export.

[Mapping the Russian invasion of Ukraine]

No national census has occurred since 2001, but the World Bank estimated that roughly 44 million people lived in Ukraine in 2020, about the same number who live in California and Oregon combined.


Sources: Planet Labs PBC and European Space Agency (satellite imagery), World Bank, CIA World Factbook

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By Bonnie Berkowitz
Bonnie Berkowitz is a reporter in the Graphics department at The Washington Post who often focuses on Health & Science topics. Twitter https://twitter.com/bonnieberkowitz

By Dylan Moriarty
Dylan Moriarty is a graphics reporter and cartographer at The Washington Post. Twitter https://twitter.com/DylanMoriarty

By Hannah Faith Dormido
Hannah Dormido is a graphics reporter and cartographer at The Washington Post. Twitter https://twitter.com/hannahdormido
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