Geographic coordinates: 60 00 N, 100 00 E
Area:17,098,242 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 1
Land: 16,377,742 sq km
Water: 720,500 sq km
Land Boundaries: 22,407 km
Coastline: 37,653 km
North Asia bordering the Arctic Ocean, extending from Europe (the portion west of the Urals) to the North Pacific Ocean.
Ranges from semi-arid in the south through to humid in much of the European region. Winters vary from cool along the Black Sea coast to Subarctic in Siberia and tundra climate in the polar North. Summers vary from warm in the semi-arid to cool along the arctic coast.
Broad plains with low hills west of Urals, vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia, uplands and mountains along southern border regions.
Lowest point: Caspian Sea, -28m
Highest point: Gora El’brus 5,633m
Oil, natural gas, coal, minerals, reserves of rare earth elements, timber, (Please note: formidable obstacles of climate, terrain and distance can hinder exploitation of natural resources).