The Ural Mountains are about 1,500 miles long and run from north to south, from near the Aral Sea to the Arctic Ocean, passing through Russia and Kazakhstan. They have traditionally been used on maps as the boundary between Europe and Asia although they may not be a completely accurate boundary mark.Know More
The Ural Mountains are among the richest in minerals in the world and have been mined for hundreds of years. They provide coal, iron, silver, gold, lead, salt, aluminum, magnesium, diamonds and a wide range of other gemstones.
The highest point of the mountains is the peak of Mount Narodnaya, which stands at 6,214 feet. The mountains are divided into five subsections: the southern, middle, northern, pre-polar and polar regions.
Animals, trees and plants native to Siberia are found in the Ural Mountains. Some examples are lynxes, wolverines, brown bears, elks, Siberian pine trees and Norway spruce trees.
The Ural Mountains are estimated to be 250 to 300 million years old. Their height has lowered considerably over time and are mere hills in some places.
Though the mountains are often used as a border between Europe and Asia, they don't serve as a barrier. The Mongols had no trouble passing through them to invade Russia in the 13th century.Learn more about Russia
Major landforms in Russia include the Caucasus Mountains, the Ural Mountains and the Volga River. Other mountain landforms include the Kolyma Mountains, while major rivers include the Kolyma, the Dnieper and Dvina in the west, the Lena, Ob and Yenisey in the center of the country, and the Amur in the east. Major lakes include Lake Baikal.Full Answer >
Russia is in both Europe and Asia, spanning the continental divide marked by the Ural Mountains and covering about 17 million miles. Approximately three-quarters of Russia is in Asia, expanding east from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. European Russia is west of the Ural Mountains.Full Answer >
Russia is in both Europe and Asia, spanning the continental divide marked by the Ural Mountains. European Russia is west of the Ural Mountains, while Asian Russia is to the east. Although most of Russia is in Asia, some authorities only attribute countries to one continent, putting Russia in Europe.Full Answer >
The two oceans that border Russia are the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The country is located in the Northern Hemisphere, in the far eastern European region and in the northern part of Asia.Full Answer >