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Russia  Demographics


Russia  is the largest country on Earth and it borders countries that are in Europe as well as those that are in Asia. It is also bordered by Pacific and Arctic oceans. The country has varying landscape and as such, the weather also varies greatly.



For the past 20 years Russia has not experienced any significant popukation growth. The population has been on oscillation with some years experiencing groeth while others experiencing a decline. However, one thing that remains unchanged is that the russian population has accounted for about  1.89% of the total world’s population.  From the year 2000 up to the year 2010 Russia’s popukatikn was decreasing. The total popylation in 2000 was 146396514  but by 2010 the popukation had declined to 143153869. Therefore Russian experienced a decade of population  decrease.  From the year 2010 until 2017 there was growth in population. Both the decrease and growth in population when compared to the total population accounted for only a small number. The increase and decrease was less than 0.5% of the total population. Thus one can say that the population over the last 20 years has been constant since there have been no significant increase or decrease in population. The urban population forms the largest part of the total population which has been   between 73.5%  and 72.8% of the total population. When compared to the past years, this gas been a tremendous increase in the urban population. The fertility rate has ranged from 1.25 and 1.71 in the last two decades and it currently stands at 1.71. The average age in the past two decades has ranges between 36.5 and 38.9 and it is now at 38.9 mark. The Russian population is now ranked at global position 9. At 2000 it was ranked at position 6 then by 2005 it has dropped to position 7 and by 2010 it was ranked at position 9. Therefore the Russian popylation has not increased at the same rate as other countries which has surpassed it in the global population ranking.

  1. Land size/mass

Russia is the biggest country in the world and hence it covers the largest part of earth in comparison to any other countries in the globe. It covers about an eighth of the inhabited land area on earth. The total area it  covers is 17125200 square kilometres.  The country also has the largest forest  on earth. Therefore forestry plays an important part in the economy of the country. Because of the harsh winter most parts of the country especially Siberia region are under forest. It is eatimated that 45% of Russia is under forest.

  1. Main industries-Russia  Demographics

Russia has a variety of industries especially in mining and extractive industries. The industries are involved with mining coal, natural gas, gold as well as  oil.

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  1. Educational system