What is European Russia?
European Russia is a term that refers to the western part of Russia that geographically lie in Europe. Roughly one fourth of Russia's territory belongs to European Russia, but most of its population lives here (around 80%).
Where is the boundary of Europe and Asia?
The boundary of Europe and Asia is generally considered to pass along the chains of the Ural Mountains, the Ural river, through the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Ranges, then end at the Black Sea – Sea of Marmara – Aegean Sea line.
What are the biggest cities in European Russia?
Moscow, the capital and largest city of the Russian Federation is located within the European areas of Russia. St. Petersburg is the second in the list, followed by Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara and Rostov-on-Don.
Largest cities of Russia that are located in Asia are: Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and Omsk. Each of the mentioned cities has a population above 1 million people.
What are the major rivers of European Russia?
The longest river of the European subcontinent is the Volga river. Its source is located at the very western parts of Russia, between Moscow and St. Petersburg. The river runs through the whole Eastern European Plains, then empties into the Caspian Sea near Astrakhan.
Other notable river form the area is the Ural river, which denotes the border between Europe and Asia by convention. It also empties to the Caspian Sea.
What are the highest peaks of European Russia?
Mount Elbrus is the highest peak of Europe, the highest peak Russia, so obviously it is also the highest peak of European Russia. It has a height of 5,642 meters or 18,506 ft above sea level. It is located in the Caucasus Mountains on the border between Europe and Asia.
The highest peak in the Ural Mountains is Narodnaya Peak at 1,895 m (6,216 ft), which also stands between Europe and Asia.