Russia

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Continent – Asia and Europe

Region – Asia – East of Urals (Siberia), Europe – West of Urals

Size – 17,098,242 km²

Geography – Plains and hills West of Urals, forest and tundra East of Urals

Language – Russian (official), Dolgang, German, Chechen

Religion – none 69%, Russian Orthodox 17%, Muslim 12%, other 2%

Monetary Unit – Russian ruble

 

Natural Resources – oil, natural gas, coal, minerals, reserves of rare earth elements, timber

Agriculture – grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, vegetables, fruits; beef, milk

Industry – coal mining, oil production, gas production, chemical industries, and metals, machine building, defence industries, shipbuilding, road and rail transportation equipment, communications equipment, agricultural machinery, electric power generating, medical and scientific instruments, consumer goods, textiles, foodstuffs, handicrafts

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Neighbouring Countries – Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China

Population – 142,423,773 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – -0.4%

Average Life Expectancy – 70.47

Capital City – Moscow (12,166,000)

Highest Mountain – Gora El’brus (5,633 m)

Longest River – Volga (3,692 km)

Climate – North and central – cold winters -12°C to 5°C and warm summers 15°C to 34°C, East of the Urals – very cold winters -35°C to -10°C, warm summers 15°C to 35°C

Yearly Rainfall –  50cm approx

Yearly Snowfall – 20 – 40 cm

Plant Life – Birch, spruce, fir, willow, oak, beech, maple, aspen, grasses, lichen, mosses, camomile, rhododendron, azalea, orchid, roses, lilies, gerbera daisies, chrysanthemums, anemone, carnation

Animal Life – arctic fox, reindeer, white hare, lemming, moose, Russian bear, lynx, sable, squirrel, wild boar, deer, roe deer, red deer, mink, marten, wild cat, saiga antelope, lizards, snakes, tortoises

Bird Life – ptarmigan, capercaillie, hazel-grouse, owl, woodpecker, skylarks, cranes, eagles, great bustard

Aquatic Life – Sea calf, seal, walrus

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Russia. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/russia.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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