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Where is Russia?

map showing the location of Russia

Located in the continent of Europe, Russia covers 16,377,742 square kilometers of land and 720,500 square kilometers of water, making it the 1st largest nation in the world with a total area of 17,098,242 square kilometers.

Russia was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1457. The population of Russia is 138,082,178 (2012) and the nation has a density of 8 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Russia is the Russian Ruble (RUB). As well, the people of Russia are refered to as Russian.

The dialing code for the country is 7 and the top level internet domain for Russian sites is .ru.

Russia shares land borders with 14 countries: Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Poland, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, North Korea, China, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Georgia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Russia section.

Quick facts

Population 138,082,178
Density 8.4 / km2 ( 21.8 / mi2 )
Language Russian
Independence Year 1457
Capital Moscow (Moscow)
Currency Russian Ruble
GDP 1,860,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 13,470 (2014 data)
Land Area 16,377,742 km2 (6,323,479 mi2)
Water Area 720,500 km2 (278,186 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, North Korea, China, Ukraine, Estonia, Finland, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland
Minimum Longitude -170.000
Maximum Longitude 27.900
Mininum Latitude 41.190
Maximum Latitude 81.860

What is the capital of Russia?

map showing the location of Russia
Location of Moscow on a map.

Moscow is the capital city of Russia. It has a population of 10,381,222, and is located on a latitue of 55.75 and longitude of 37.62.

Moscow is also the political center of Russia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Moscow, the Capital Of Russia

City Moscow
Country Russia
Population 10,381,222
Longitude 37.61556000
Latitude 55.75222000
Elevation 144 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Russia

Rank City Population
#1Moscow10,381,222
#2Saint Petersburg5,028,000
#3Novosibirsk1,419,007
#4Yekaterinburg1,349,772
#5Nizhniy Novgorod1,284,164
#6Samara1,134,730
#7Omsk1,129,281
#8Kazan1,104,738
#9Rostov-na-Donu1,074,482
#10Chelyabinsk1,062,919
#11Ufa1,033,338
#12Volgograd1,011,417
#13Perm982,419
#14Krasnoyarsk927,200
#15Saratov863,725
#16Voronezh848,752
#17Tol'yatti702,879
#18Krasnodar649,851
#19Ulyanovsk640,680
#20Izhevsk631,038

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.