Russia

Russia's flagLocation: Europe / Asia
Official name: Russian Federation
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1480 / 1991
Capital city: Moscow
Population: 140 million / 21 people per sq mile (8 people per sq km)
Total land area: 6,592,735 square miles (17,075,200 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Russian (official language), Tatar, Ukrainian, Chavash, various other national languages
Main religions: Orthodox Christian 75%, Muslim 14%, Other 11%
Ethnic mix: Russian 80%, Other 12%, Tatar 4%, Ukrainian 2%, Chavash 1%, Bashkir 1%
Government type: Mixed Presidential–Parliamentary system
Currency: Russian rouble = 100 kopeks
Literacy rate: 99%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3272 kilocalories


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