European Russia


European Russia

European Russia refers to the western areas of Russia that lie within Europe, comprising roughly 3,960,000 km², and spanning across 40% of Europe. Its eastern border is defined by the Ural mountains and in the South it is defined by the border with Kazakhstan.

This area includes Moscow and St. Petersburg, the two largest cities of Russia.

Roughly 78% of the entire Russian population lives in European Russia, at an average of 10.5 persons per square kilometre (27 per square mile).cite news |url=http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/popdecline/vishnevsky.pdf |title=Replacement Migration: Is is a solution for Russia? |accessdate=2008-01-14 |last=Vishnevsky |first=Anatoly |date=2000-08-15 |format=PDF |publisher=United Nations Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs |pages=6 ] However, 75% of Russia's territory lies within Asia and accommodates only 22% of its population at 0.97 persons per square kilometre (2.5 per square mile).cite news |url=http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/popdecline/vishnevsky.pdf |title=Replacement Migration: Is is a solution for Russia? |accessdate=2008-01-14 |last=Vishnevsky |first=Anatoly |date=2000-08-15 |format=PDF |publisher=United Nations Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs |page=6 ]

The term "European Russia" was used in the Russian Empire to refer to traditional East Slavic territories under Russian control, including modern Belarus and most of Ukraine (Dnieper Ukraine).

ee also

*East European Plain
*Asian Russia

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