Elevation map of Ukraine

Oleh Shapochkin
Oleh Shapochkin

April 27, 2024

Elevation map of Ukraine

Topographical Overview of Ukraine

Ukraine is a country characterized by a diverse landscape that ranges from high mountains to vast plains. The Carpathian Mountains in the west are among the most prominent features, with Mount Hoverla standing as the highest point at 2,061 meters (6,762 feet). These mountains are a major recreational area and a biodiversity hotspot.

In contrast, the lowest point in Ukraine is located in the Danube Delta, which descends to just 0.5 meters (1.6 feet) below sea level. This region is part of the broader Black Sea lowlands, which are crucial for agriculture due to their fertile soils.

Eastern Ukraine is known for the Donetsk Ridge, part of the larger Donetsk coal basin, which has historically been a significant area for mining due to its rich deposits of coal and other minerals.

Additionally, the Ukrainian Shield in the central part of the country is notable for its ancient crystalline rocks, which are among the oldest in Europe, dating back over 3 billion years. This region is important not only geologically but also for its mineral resources.

The diverse topography of Ukraine supports a rich variety of flora and fauna, making it a country of significant ecological, as well as geological, interest.


Plug-ins used

ESRI Topographic BasemapGoogle Maps APIOSM

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