6-Russia-a-1 - RUSSIAI (CHAPTER2:102115)...

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RUSSIA I (CHAPTER 2: 102-115) MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES o IMMENSE TERRITORIAL STATE o NORTHERNMOST LARGE AND POPULOUS  COUNTRY IN THE WORLD o A FORMER WORLD COLONIAL POWER o A COMPARITIVELY SMALL (142 MILLION) AND  CONCENTRATED POPULATION o CONCENTRATED DEVELOPMENT o MULTICULTURAL STATE o MINIMAL PORTS RUSSIA’S DIMENSIONS o SPANS 11 TIME ZONES o GULF OF FINLAND TO ALASKA (WEST TO EAST),  AND WELL ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE TO SALT  LAKE CITY (NORTH TO SOUTH) o TWICE THE SIZE OF THE US OR CHINA o SIBERIA:  “SLEEPING LAND” SIZE, LOCATION AND SPACE RELATIONSHIPS 0. LATITUDINAL EXTENT 0. NORTHERNMOST POINT: RUDOLF ISLAND IN FRANZ  JOSEPH LAND (82 O ) 1. SOUTHERNMOST POINT: GROZNY IN WEST AND  VLADIVOSTOK IN EAST (44 O ) 1. LONGITUDINAL EXTENT
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2. MORE THAN TWICE ITS MAXIMUM NORTH-SOUTH  EXTENT AND EXTENDS THROUGH 11 TIME ZONES 2. RUSSIA MAKES UP 76.6% OF THE TOTAL TERRITORY  OF THE FORMER USSR (17,075,400 KM--ALMOST  TWICE THE SIZE OF THE US) LOCATIONAL IMPACT ON RUSSIA’S CLIMATE?   (MAP)
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