Which continent does Russia belong to?

Russia is in which continent

Depends on what you consider a continent.

Russia either spans two continents: Europe and Asia, or belongs in Eurasia.

,By most standards there are 7 continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica.

Yet, some geographers combine Europe and Asia into the Eurasian continent.

, Russia is the largest country in the world, and it:n,Spans 9 time zones - Russia used to have 11 time zones but cut it down to 9 in 2010n,(Source: Wikimedia Commons)n,Has coasts on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans,Occupies one-tenth of all the land on Earth ,Shares international borders with 16 sovereign states, including two with maritime boundaries (USA, Japan),Many of these countries are commonly thought to be in the Asian continent (including China & North Korea), and others considered to be in the European continent (Norway & Finland),Has a larger surface area than Pluto - Russia has a surface area of 17 million km2, compared with 16.

6 million km2 for Pluto,(Source: Wikimedia Commons),The modern definition of Europe from the National Geographic Society defines the Europe-Asia boundary at the Ural Mountains to the source of the Ural River, then follows that river to the Caspian Sea.

The border then follows the Greater Caucasus watershed from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea.

,About 75% of the Russian population lives in the European continent.

Russia is also a member of the Council of Europe.

Yet, 75% of Russian territory is located in Asia.

Russia has significant territory in Central and Northern Asia (Siberia in the Russian Far East).

Is Moscow in Europe or Asia

Moscow is definitely Europe, both geographically and culturally.

,Moscow is a cosmopolitan European capital with world-class facilities.

,Moscow, the capital of Russia.

,But leave the capital of Russia and just 200 km away you are in a different world.

Many Russians even say that Moscow is not Russia, this is how sharply the glitz and glamour of Moscow contrasts with run-down buildings and bad roads in the rest of the country.

,The largest part of Russia is frozen in time around 1989, when communism crashed; itu2019s just worse for wear.

,A small Russian town.

,Geographically, Moscow, the capital of Russia, is located 1,700 km (just over 1,050 miles) away from my native cit.



Europe countries and regions

Were it not for the language, Czech Republic and Slovenia would be almost unrecognisable from Austria.

Very similar culture, very similar way of life, very similar history, architecture, food, even nature is similar.

,I would say that these two countries win this particular race hands-down(*).

,Next in a row would probably be North Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the three Baltic states.

,(*) I presume that Netherlands, Denmark, Swiss and Austria count as u201cGermanic countriesu201d, so they are out of the race.

Iu2019ll ignore Norway and Sweden too, for they are not only Germanic but also in some respects u201cmore German than Germansu201d.

In fact, most of the smaller Germanic states are.

Belgium is half Germanic half Roman, itu2019s an interesting mix.

Finally, Finland is Finland, itu2019s unique in many ways.