Russia

Average temperature, rainfall and snowfall information is available for the following climate stations in Russia

Official name:Russian Federation
Capital:Moscow
Area:total: 17,075,200 sq km
water: 79,400 sq km
land: 16,995,800 sq km
Climate:ranges from steppes in the south through humid continental in much of European Russia; subarctic in Siberia to tundra climate in the polar north; winters vary from cool along Black Sea coast to frigid in Siberia; summers vary from warm in the steppes to cool along Arctic coast
Location:Northern Asia (that part west of the Urals is sometimes included with Europe), bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean
Geographic coordinates:60 00 N, 100 00 E
Comparative Area:slightly less than 1.8 times the size of the US
Land boundaries:total: 19,990 km
border countries: Azerbaijan 284 km, Belarus 959 km, China (southeast) 3,605 km, China (south) 40 km, Estonia 294 km, Finland 1,313 km, Georgia 723 km, Kazakhstan 6,846 km, North Korea 19 km, Latvia 217 km, Lithuania (Kaliningrad Oblast) 227 km, Mongolia 3,485 km, Norway 196 km, Poland (Kaliningrad Oblast) 206 km, Ukraine 1,576 km
Coastline:37,653 km
Terrain:broad plain with low hills west of Urals; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains along southern border regions
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Caspian Sea -28 m
highest point: Gora El'brus 5,633 m

Map of Russia

Map of Russia

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