Where is Russia?

Located in North Asia, Russia has a 22,408.00 km border with Azerbaijan (338 km), Belarus (1,312 km), China (southeast) (4,133 km), China (south) (46 km), Estonia (324 km), Finland (1,309 km), Georgia (894 km), Kazakhstan (7,644 km), North Korea (18 km), Latvia (332 km), Lithuania (Kaliningrad Oblast) (261 km), Mongolia (3,452 km), Norway (191 km), Poland (Kaliningrad Oblast) (210 km) and Ukraine (1,944 km).Russia remains concerned about the smuggling of poppy derivatives from Afghanistan through Central Asian countries.

Russia is a European country covering 17,098,242.00 km2 of which 4.21% is water and 16,377,742.00 km2 is land. This makes it the largest country in the world and approximately 1.8 times the size of the US. Its geographic coordinates are 60 00 N, 100 00 E and Moscow is the capital city.

The name Russia, named for the viking Rus, was chosen to invoke patrimony across Russia.

Its ISO code is RU.

Geography

Russia has a mean elevation of 600 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caspian Sea which is -28m below sea level. Its highest elevation is Gora El'brus (highest point in Europe) which is 5,633m above tall.

It has a temperate climate with two rainy seasons, from February to April and November to January. The terrain is made up of low hills, vast forests, tundra, uplands, and mountains.

Population

Russia has a population of 142,355,415 making it the 9th largest in the world. The majority of the country lives near either the Baltic Sea or the Caspian Sea.

Russian is the official language. The major ethnic group reported is Russian. The majority of the country is Russian Orthodox Christian, with a significant Muslim population. A significant minority is also non-religious.

The dialing code for the country is 7.

Government

Russia is an independent country. It gained independence with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Its constitution was last ratified in 1993.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Russia's GDP is $3,750,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $26,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 6th largest economy and its citizens the 69th richest in the world. The currency of Russia is the Ruble (RUB).

Its major export partners are the Netherlands, China, and Germany. Its main exports are petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, metals, and wood. Its major import partners are China, Germany, and the United States. Its major imports include machinery, vehicles, pharmaceutical products, plastic, and semi-finished metal products.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017