Geography Chapter 14

  1. Russia is the world's ___________ country.
  2. What two continents does Russia stretch across?
    Europe and Asia
  3. What forms the traditional boundary between European Russia and Asian Russia?
    Ural Mountains
  4. What are the Ural Mountains rich with?
    Iron ore and mineral fuels.
  5. What lies between the Black and Caspian Sea?
    The Caucausus Mountains
  6. The mountain ranges that form a natural boundary between Russia and China mark the southeastern edge of what?
    The Central Siberian Plateau
  7. Most of European Russia is part of what?
    The Northern European Plain; the northern part is poorly drained, but the southern part has navigable waterways and a rich black soil.
  8. What is the rich black soil?
  9. Chernozem upports what kind of agriculture?
    Wheat, barley, rye, oats, and other cash crops.
  10. About what percent lives on the Northern European Plain?
    75% including the cities Moscow and St. Petersburg
  11. What is the world's largest area of flatland?
    The West Siberian Plain (poorly drained w/swamps and marshes)
  12. Russia has the longest continuous what?
  13. Black Sea:provides warm water outlet to the Aegean annd Mediterranean Sea

    Caspian Sea: the larget inland body of water, rivers flow into the sea but there are no outlets into the ocean. Water levels vary due to evaporation.

    Lake Baikal: lies southern Siberia. 3rd largest lake and deepest freshwater. 20% of Earth's total supply of freshwater.
  14. What is Russia's main use their water for?
    irrigation, transportation, electric power.
  15. Most rivers in Russia are located where?
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