- Siberia occupies almost 10 percent of the land on the planet.
- Siberia is over 10 million square kilometres (3.86 million square miles) in area… larger than Canada, the second-largest country in the world after Russia.
- Siberia’s highest point is Belukha Mountain, at 4,509 metres (14,794 feet) (Altai Mountains).
- Siberia has the deepest lake on the planet… Lake Baikal.
- Siberia has the largest amount of freshwater surface area on the planet.
- Siberia’s Vasyugan Swamp is the largest swamp/wetland in the world… about 53,000 square kilometres (20,464 square miles) in size, larger than such countries as the Netherlands, Switzerland, or Belgium.
- Siberia has more than 25 percent of all forests on the planet.
- Siberia has the largest temperature differential in the world… the greatest difference between summer and winter temperature is 106.7 degrees (-70 to + 36.7) (224.06 degrees Fahrenheit, -94 to 98.06), recorded at Verkhoyansk (Yakutiya).
- Siberia has the largest concentration of natural resources in Russia:
- 85 percent of lead and platinum
- 71 percent of nickel
- 69 percent of copper
- 44 percent of silver
- 40 percent of gold
- Siberia has 24 million inhabitants (16.9 per cent of Russia’s population).
16 November 2016
Beauties of Russia