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Can You Imagine How Big is Russia Actually: 5 Facts

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The land area of entire earth is around 148.9 million km² covered by more than 206 countries spread across the world. But do you know which country has largest surface area? The answer is Russia which is bigger than any nation on this planet. In respect of the same, we brought some interesting facts about the size of Russia and its environment.

#1 Russia is Divided into 11 Time Zones

The land area of Russia so widely spread that the entire country is divided into 11 time zones. The difference is so big that when the sun rises in the west of Russia, at the same time there is sunset in the eastern part of this country.

For an example, when the time is 00:27 AM in Kaliningrad Oblast city, it’s 10:27 AM in the morning at the other end of towns like Chukotka and Kamchatka Krai.

#2 Russia is Sharing the Border with 18 Nations

Russia is the country sharing the highest number of borders with other countries. Borders of Russia shared from south side with Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, and on the west side with Finland, Norway, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Azerbaijan along with water border sharing with North Korea, Japan and U.S.

3# Russia is Five Times Bigger than India

Russia is so big in terms of the land area that it can accommodate India five times. Similarly, if you compare Russia with other top GDP countries it is many times bigger like 47 times of Germany, 26 times of France, 70 times of England. And Russia is so large that if you compare it with any planet of our solar system, it’s area is bigger than the surface of Pluto, which is just 16.6 km2, millions of times smaller than Russia.

4# Six Days by Train to Travel across the Russia

To reach from one end to another end of Russia you need to travel around six days by Trans-Siberian railroad to reach from Moscow to Vladivostok. Currently, the length of the railroad of this route is around 9,289 km, which is the longest railway line in the world.

Also Read: Learn from Russian Women How to Walk in High Heels without Falling

However, before the railroad availability in Russia, it was taking approximately six days to travel between the cities like Saint Petersburg to Moscow which now only takes only three hours by traveling through Sapsan High-Speed Train route.

#5 The Land Area of Russia is 17,125,191 km2

Hope you can imagine now how big is Russia. And while sharing the borders with Asian and European nations it is also accounted as the largest country in Europe and the largest country in Asia. Do you know how big is Russia in square kilometers, it is around 17.1 Million km2 that accounts the 10.995 percent of the world’s total landmass.

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