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Russia - Physical geography

Area : 17 095 000 Km2
Water : 0.47 %
Lands under cultivation : 8 %
Wild pasture lands : 4 %
Forests : 50 %

Min. Height : -28 m (Caspian Sea)
Max. Height : 5642 m (Gora Elbrus)


Russia - Climate
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Temperatures ░C (degrees Celsius) in Moscow
Rainfall (mm) in Moscow
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Russia - People
Nationality : Russian
Main language(s) : Russian (82%), Ukrainian, Byelorussian

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Population (2005) : 143 102 000 people
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Density : 8.4 people / Km2
Fertility rate : 1.3 children / woman
Life expectancy : 65 years
Urban population : 73 %

Main cities :
13 000 000 people Moscow (aggl.)
8 600 000 people Moscow (capital)
4 750 000 people St-Petersburg (ex Leningrad)
1 400 000 people Novossibirsk
1 360 000 people Nizhniy-Novgorod (ex Gorki)
1 270 000 people Yekaterinburg (ex Sverdlovsk)
1 160 000 people Samara
1 160 000 people Omsk
1 086 000 people Kazan
1 085 000 people Ufa
1 084 000 people Chelyabinsk
1 020 000 people Perm
1 000 000 people Volgograd (ex Stalingrad)


Russia - Economy
Currency : Ruble (RUB) = 100 Kopecks
Rate of exchange (Sept.2004) :

1 Euro = 35.4 Rubles (RUB)

GDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 347 billion dollars
GDP per capita, 2002 : 2425 dollars
GNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 639.08 billion dollars
GNP per capita, 2005 : 4466 dollars


Russia - Miscellaneous information
CONSUMPTION (individual / year) (world rank 1997) :
- Milk = 98 l (16)
- Butter = 3.5 Kg (16)
MAIN NATURAL RESOURCES (world rank 2002) :
- Barley (1)
- Raspberries (1)
- Currants (1)
- Potatoes (2)
- Carrots (3)
- Wheat (4)
- Cereals (6)
- Wood (6)
- Eggs (3)
- Honey (4)

- Oxen (10)
- Pigs (10)
- Nickel (1)
- Natural gas (1)
- Deposits of gas (1)
- Deposits of coal (2)
- Oil (2)
- Potash (3)
- Iron (4)
- Uranium (4)
- Diamonds (4)
- Gold (5)
- Phosphate (5)
- Copper (6)
- Deposits of oil (7)
RECORDS :
- Russia is the largest country in the world (17 095 000 Km2)
- Deepest lake in the world = Ba´cal (1680 m).
- Largest lake in the world = Caspian Sea (380 000 Km2). See also Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
- 2nd largest lake in Europe = Ladoga (18 000 Km2).
- Highest mountain in Europe = Elbrouz (Caucasus ; 5642 m).
- 5th longest river in the world = Ob (5400 km).
- Lowest recorded temperature in Europe = -68░C / -90░F (Oimekon, 1933-Feb.06).
- Most populous urban agglomeration in Europe = Moscow (population = 13 M).


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