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With a land area of 6.6 million square miles, Russia is the world's largest country.
The nation is so big that it spans 11 time zones. Though most of this vast land actually lies on
the continent of Asia, its population is concentrated west of the Ural Mountains in Europe. In fact,
3/4 of Russia's people live in the European part of the country.
Since Russia is so large, it is not surprising that it would have a variety of landforms
and climates. Most of Russia lies above 50° N. latitude like the northern areas of Canada, so
Russia's climate is very cold. In fact, about 3/4 of its land is inside the Arctic Circle. A large
region of northern and central Russia, called Siberia, is mainly tundra, forests, and lakes. The
tundra is a vast plain on which the ground is frozen throughout the year. While Siberia is rich in
natural resources, its cold climate makes it inhospitable to residents.
Russia has several mountain ranges. Besides the Urals in the west, which divide the
continents of Europe and Asia, the Caucasus cross the southwestern corner of Russia, the Sayan
Mountains and the Yablonovy Mountains are in the south, and the Cherskogo and Verkhoyanskiy Ranges
are in the east. The Northern European Plain covers most of European Russia.
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The phrase inhospitable to residents means
Which sentence explains why Russia is included in a unit about Europe?
Based upon information in the passage, which mountains are MOST LIKELY located on the continent of Europe?
Tundra : Siberia ::