The climate in Ukraine is similar to the wheat-producing regions of Canada and is characterized by abundant precipitation and cloudy skies, especially in fall and winter. The mean temperature in summer is 67F (19C) and in winter 21 F (-6 C). Although summers tend to be short, the temperature can rise to the 90°F (30'C) making it uncomfortable, since most buildings have no central cooling systems. Winters are long and cold, with cloudy skies as a norm.
The population of Ukraine is approximately 52 million. 68% of the population is urban; 32% is rural.