Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second largest country on the European continent, after the Russian Federation.
Ukraine has a mostly temperate continental climate, although the southern Crimean coast has a humid subtropical climate.
According to the Ukrainian constitution, access to free education is granted to all citizens. Free higher education in state and communal educational establishments is provided on a competitive basis. There are also a small number of accredited private secondary and higher education institutions.
The World Bank classifies Ukraine as a middle-income state. Growing sectors of the Ukrainian economy include the information technology market, which topped all other Central and Eastern European countries in 2007, growing some 40%.
The culture of Ukraine has been influenced by its eastern and western neighbours, which is reflected in its architecture, music and art. Artisan textile arts play an important role in Ukrainian culture. Ukrainian embroidery, weaving and lace-making are used in traditional folk dress and in traditional celebrations. Ukraine greatly benefited from the Soviet emphasis on physical education. Such policies left it with hundreds of stadia, swimming pools, gymnasia, and many other athletic facilities. The country co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012 alongside Poland. *
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* Source: Wikipedia