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Geography of Ukraine

The geography of Ukraine varies from one region of the country to another, with the majority of the country lying within the East European Plain. Ukraine is the second-largest country by area in Europe, its various regions have diverse geographic features ranging from highlands to lowlands, as well as climatic range and a wide variety in hydrography. Ukraine has a strategic position in Eastern Europe: lying on the northern shores of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, it borders a number of European countries - Poland and Hungary in the west, Belarus in the north and Romania in the south-west and Russia in the east; the total geographic area of Ukraine is 603,550 square kilometers. Ukraine has an Exclusive Economic Zone of 147,318 km2 in the Black Sea; the land border of Ukraine totals 4,558 kilometers. The border lengths with each country are: Belarus 891 kilometers, Hungary 103 kilometers, Moldova 939 kilometers, Poland 428 kilometers, Romania 169 kilometers on the south and 362 kilometers on the west, Russia 1,974 kilometers, Slovakia 90 kilometers.

Ukraine is bordered by 3,783 kilometers of coastline. The border with Russia is the country's longest border - it runs in part through the Sea of Azov. Most of its territory lies within the Great European Plain, while parts of western regions and southern regions lay within the Alpine system. In general Ukraine comprises two different biomes: mixed forest towards the middle of continent and steppe towards the Black Sea littoral. Major provinces include, Polesian Lowland, Dnieper Lowland, Volhynia-Podolie Plateau, Black Sea-Azov Lowland, Donets-Azov Plateau, Central Russian Upland and Pannonian Basin; the western regions feature alpine-like section of Carpathian Mountains, the Eastern Carpathians that stretches across Poland and Romania. The highest peak is Hoverla, 2,061 metres tall. Mountains are limited to the west, the southern tip of Ukraine on the Sea of Azov; the western region has the Carpathian Mountains, some eroded mountains from the Donets Ridge are in the east near the Sea of Azov.

The highest elevation in Ukraine is located at the peak of Mount Hoverla, 2,061 meters above sea level. Most of Ukraine's area is taken up by the steppe-like region just north of the Black Sea. Most of Ukraine consists of fertile plains and plateaus. In terms of land use, 58% of Ukraine is considered arable land. Most of Ukraine consists of regular plains with the average height above sea level being 175 metres, it is surrounded by mountains to its west and extreme south. Wide spaces of the country's plains are located in the south-western part of the East European Plain; the plains have numerous highlands and lowlands caused by the uneven crystallized base of the East European craton. The highlands are characterized by Precambrian basement rocks from the Ukrainian Shield. Plains are considered elevations of no more than 0–600 m among which there are recognized lowlands and uplands. Volhynia-Podillia Upland Volhynian Upland Podolian Upland Small Polesia Plain Khotyn Upland Roztocze Sian-Dniester Lowland Eastern Carpathian Foothills Polesian Lowland Dnieper Upland Dnieper Lowland Central Russian Upland Donets-Azov Plateau Donets Upland Azov Upland Donets Ridge Black Sea-Azov Lowland Black Sea Lowland Crimean Lowland Azov Lowland Transcarpathian Lowland Eastern Carpathians Outer Eastern Carpathians Inner Eastern Carpathians Crimean Mountains The territory of Ukraine is bordered by the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

More than 95% of the rivers are part of those two seas' drainage basins. A few rivers are part of the Baltic Sea basin. There are seven major rivers in Ukraine: Desna, Dnister, Prypiat, Siverian Donets, Southern Buh. Ukraine has a temperate climate, with the exception of the southern coast of Crimea which has a subtropical climate; the climate is influenced by moderately warm, humid air coming from the Atlantic Ocean. Average annual temperatures range from 5.5–7 °C in the north, to 11–13 °C in the south. Precipitation is disproportionately distributed. Western Ukraine in the Carpathian Mountains receive around 1,200 millimetres of precipitation annually, while Crimea and the coastal areas of the Black Sea receive around 400 millimetres. Significant natural resources in Ukraine include: iron ore, manganese, natural gas, salt, graphite, magnesium, nickel and arable land. Ukraine does have many environmental concerns; some regions lack adequate supplies of potable water. Air and water pollution affects the country, as well as deforestation, radiation contamination in the northeast stemming from the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Extreme points of Ukraine List of places named after people Maps of Ukraine CIA World Factbook, Entry for Ukraine updated May 15 2008. General Depiction of the Empty Plains Together with its Neighboring Provinces by Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan, 1648 Zastavnyi, F. D. Physical geography of Ukraine: lowlands and uplands of Ukraine. "Heohrafiya"

Jody Bunting

Jody Bunting is a U. K. award-winning Fitness Expert, the 31-stone Diet and Fitness TV Presenter of "Lose it with Jody" on Channel 4 television's former morning show The Big Breakfast between 2001 and 2002. Jody works as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach helping people lose weight; the father-of-one, born on 27 January 1978 from Hatton, England weighed 31-stones and has featured in the press for his weight loss.- 2001 Jody gives up office job to teach fitness full-time. Separated from the mother of his child Raelene Hope. Starred in the line up to turn on the Burton-upon-Trent Christmas lights.- 2003 stars on ITV's Trisha Goddard TV talk show and the BBC's ’SAS: Are You Tough Enough’.- 2004 had a "tummy tuck" operation to remove his excess skin.- 2005 ran the London Marathon for the national UK charity Starlight Children's Foundation. Wins an award "Group Exercise Manager of the year" for the UK Fitness Industry, after carrying out such community work as leading morning fitness class in local schools and various other community and charity events.- 2006 moved to work in Egypt.- 2007 Jody thanks the Burton-upon-Trent local newspapers for his raise to fame after recording a documentary for German TV and starting again on an ITV talk show.- 2008 featured on the BBC's The One Show.

Run's weight loss courses The Fat Factor is East Essex and Surrey./ - 2009 promotes holistic health and wellbeing to his lifestyle coaching clients. Runs diet and fitness classes for the overweight in Burton-upon-Trent, including the launch of the program "Derby's Biggest Loser" and "The Fat Factor". Jody coaches critically ill Derby resident Maxine Wood after health issues highlighted in the local media. Jody advises stress can stop you losing weight and teams up with TV's Most Haunted star Lesley Smith launches relaxation and meditation classes at Tutbury Castle. Raises money by cycling in pink in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness at Westfield Debenhams department store and abseiling down Derby Cathedral in aid of the Derby Mountain Rescue Team.- 2010 based at a fitness club in Derby and his clients feature in the local newspaper for their weight loss success.- 2013 Jody is thanked in his friends book, My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl. Jody features in the book Derby Extremes for his weight loss - 2014 Jody's popular YouTube video of him having a colonic irrigation live on TV, reaches over 1 million views.- 2016 Jody celebrates 15 years since finding fame, reveals in the Derby Telegraph Newspaper why he has reinvented himself.

Jody offers free online weight loss courses called Slim Brother, plus classes in Derby and Burton-upon-Trent. Jody reveals in his 15 years in the fitness industry he's helped over 5,000 people lose weight and taught over 78,000 hours of fitness classes. Jody launches the Great Grandmother Diet.- 2017 Jody presents "Sharm's Got Talent" a talent show in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Jody stars on ITV's This Morning TV show. Jody revealed he used to be friends with his former colleague, Scott Chalkley, one of the victims of the 2015 Tunisian terror attacks.- 2018 Jody comes out publicly as gay on a YouTube video and champions Derbyshire LGBT+ Pride, admitting he knew he was gay when he was 13-years-old. Jody presents fitness classes in Derby and Burton.- 2019 Jody pays tribute to his close friend Robin Fisher - on BBC Radio Derby - who died climbing Mount Everest. Jody starts his own in Burton and Derby. YouTube Facebook Twitter

Hidabu Abote

Hidabu Abote is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Shewa Zone, Hidabu Abote is bordered on the south by Kuyu, on the west by Wara Jarso, on the north by the Jamma River which separates it from Dera, on the east by Degem; the major town in Hidabu Abote is Ejere. Notable high points include Mount Ileu; the 2007 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 82,994, of whom 41,215 were men and 41,779 were women. The majority of the inhabitants said they practised Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 99.1% of the population reporting they observed this belief. Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 89,863, of whom 45,278 are men and 44,585 are women. With an estimated area of 497.82 square kilometers, Hidabu Abote has an estimated population density of 180.5 people per square kilometer, greater than the Zone average of 143. The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 64,809, of whom 32,340 were men and 32,469 women.

The two largest ethnic groups reported in Hidabu Abote were the Oromo, the Amhara. Oromiffa was spoken as a first language by 98.09%, 1.87% spoke Amharic. The majority of the inhabitants professed Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 99.04% of the population reporting they practiced that belief

53rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 53rd Division was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Peace Division, it was formed on 16 September 1941 at Kyoto and assigned to Central District Army. The nucleus for the division formation was the headquarters of the 16th division; the men of the 53rd Division were drafted from Shiga, Fukui and Kyoto prefectures, belonging to Kyoto mobilization district. The 53rd Division was assigned as the reserve of the Southern Expeditionary Army Group in November 1943. In December 1943, the division sailed from Moji, with a stop-over in Kaohsiung and in January 1944 landed in Saigon and Singapore. On 29 April 1944, the division was assigned to the 33rd army, arrived in the northern outskirts of Mandalay on 13 May 1944. In June 1944 the 153rd Infantry Regiment was detached to reinforce the 33rd division in the ailing Battle of Imphal and was wiped out; the main body of the division took part in several battles against the Chindits, a large British and Indian long-range penetration force, operating north of Indaw.

In late May, they defeated a Chindit brigade to clear the lines of communication to the 18th division, but at the end of June the division was driven from Mogaung, with 1600 casualties. From January 1945, the division was used as a reserve force in the Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay, with the main body of the 53rd division staying south of Mandalay; the 119th infantry regiment was attached to the 18th division for its attacks on Meiktila. After the attacks on Meiktila were broken off, the remnants of the division attempted to hold a position near Pyawbwe but were overrun by allied tanks. After retreating south, the division suffered further heavy casualties to artillery fire and airstrikes in the Battle of the Sittang Bend in July–August 1945; the remnants of the division ceased fighting on the lower Sittang River on 17 August 1945, after the surrender of Japan. List of Japanese Infantry Divisions This article incorporates material from Japanese Wikipedia page 第53師団, accessed 3 June 2016 List of Japanese Infantry Divisions Allen, Louis.

Burma: The longest War 1941-45. J. M. Dent & Sons. ISBN 0-460-02474-4. Madej, Victor. Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937–1945. Allentown, PA: Game Publishing Company. OCLC 8930220

Wolverhampton Girls' High School

Wolverhampton Girls' High School is a grammar school for girls in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands of England. Wolverhampton Girls' High School, founded in 1911, educates girls from the age of 11 to 18. There are some 1015 girls enrolled, including about two hundred in the sixth form, it was awarded the status of Language College in the UK's Specialist Schools Programme, converted to academy status on 1 April 2014. Entry to the school is via the Shropshire and Wolverhampton Grammar Schools Consortium, testing Maths, English and non-verbal reasoning; these tests take place during Year 6 of primary education. 11+ examinations must be taken in order to be enrolled in the school. Entrance is determined purely from entrance examination results but the chance is slim, each year only 145 pupils are awarded a place at the school. Entry after this point is limited and does not open again until sixth form. Sixth form admission is granted on the basis of a variety of factors such as GCSE predictions and results, as well as performance in an interview.

There are four houses: Audley, Ferrers and Stafford. Each has its own colour, as well as its own House leader, assistant house leader who are members of staff, team of house representatives chosen from Sixth Form students. House Captains and Vice Captains lead and oversee activities, while more specific duties are delegated through roles such as Drama Captain and Tennis Captain. Throughout the year, house events are held in various formats. Sporting events take place according to season, with House Hockey and House Netball events taking place in winter months, while House Tennis takes place in summer. Non-sporting competitions such as House Debating occur every year; the largest inter-house competition is the House Arts Festival. All four houses prepare various routines and performances based on themes, to compete in the categories of Dance, Music and Choir; the event is judged by actors and musicians, but has been known to be judged by ex-teachers and other notable personalities related to the school.

A recent addition to the house events is Winter Games. All four houses compete in activities such as board games, indoor sports, textiles and creating a video in support of their house; this event is judged by teachers and Sixth Form students who run the event, each house is given points depending on their performance. Throughout each term, the houses compete for the Britannia. Points are gained through house events, a Merit system which awards students based on excellent academic performance and behaviour. At the end of each school term, one house is awarded the Britannia trophy, on which a label with their house name is placed, until the end of the following term. There used to be four forms according to which house a student belonged to, however the school now has five forms in each year. Subjects are taught in form groups in years 7 to 9 and in option groups for the more senior years. Girls take English and at least three foreign languages, religious studies, geography, physics, chemistry, information technology, art and physical education.

Foreign languages are chosen from French, Latin, Russian and Japanese. More students have started to take one major European language and one language with a different writing system in year 7 to begin Latin in year 8. At GCSE level, alongside English, biology and physics, students are required to take at least one foreign language, one of geography and religious studies. Further, girls take two more subjects of their choice, in year 11 are given the option to take GCSE-level further mathematics if they desire; the school has been producing high results for many years and has been ranked within the top 10 state schools in the country for its performance at GCSE and A level. Over 80% of GCSE grades are either A or A*, with the majority of pupils gaining nine or more GCSEs at these grades; the 2006 A-level results placed the school in fifth place in the performance league table for all maintained schools in the West Midlands. In 2009, 100% of girls who sat GCSE examinations gained 5 or more A*–C GCSEs.

Since the 2017 GCSE reforms, WGHS has continued to perform in subjects. Notably, in 2019, three-quarters of results were a grade 7 to 9, 87% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in all 5 EBacc subjects. Lindsay Ashford, author Narinder Dhami, author Jacqueline Elledge, England cricketer Wendy Flavell, Professor of surface physics at the University of Manchester Helene Hayman, Baroness Hayman, Labour politician, first Lord Speaker of the House of Lords Rachael Heyhoe-Flint OBE, captain of the England women's cricket team Ann Jago, England cricketer Betty Joseph, British psychoanalyst Caitlin Moran and journalist Pauline Perry, Baroness Perry of Southwark, Conservative politician and educationalist Patience Wheatcroft, Baroness Wheatcroft and Conservative peer, former editor of The Sunday Telegraph and Wall Street Journal Europe Anne Rafferty, High Court judge Sarah Clarke, first woman to be appointed Black Rod in the UK Parliament Constance Wood, pioneer of radiotherapy Wolverhampton Girls' High School - official web site WGHS OGU - Wolverhampton Girls’ High Old Girls’ Union website

Colwell, Iowa

Colwell is a city in Floyd County, United States. The population was 73 at the 2010 census. Colwell is located at 43°9′25″N 92°35′35″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 73 people, 30 households, 22 families living in the city; the population density was 405.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 35 housing units at an average density of 194.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 2.7 % from two or more races. There were 30 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.86. The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18.

The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 76 people, 31 households, 20 families living in the city, a total population change of -19.1% from the previous census. The population density was 413.8 people per square mile. There were 33 housing units at an average density of 179.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. There were 31 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.3% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.14. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years.

For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $27,813, the median income for a family was $29,688. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $17,500 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,504. There were 4.3% of families and 10.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 19.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64