Russia – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Republic of Russia

Nationality 

        noun: Russian(s)        adjective: Russian


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Area
        total: 17,075,200 sq km        land: 16,995,800 sq km        water: 79,400 sq km

Population: 143,420,309 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups
        Russian 81.5%

        Tatar 3.8%        Ukrainian 3%        Chuvash 1.2%        Bashkir 0.9%        Belarusian 0.8%        Moldavian 0.7%        other 8.1% (1989) 

Capital: Moscow, population 8,391,000

Largest Cities

        St Petersburg – 4,189,000        Novgorod – 1,368,000        Novosibirsk – 1,399,000        Yekaterinburg – 1,274,000        Samara – 1,160,000        Omsk – 1,159,000    

Official Language: Russian, other 

Religion 

        Russian Orthodox        Muslim        other

Political system: federation

GDP: purchasing power parity – $1.408 trillion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $9,800 (2004 est.) 

Annual growth: 6.7% (2004 est.) 

GDP – composition by sector
        agriculture: 4.9%

        industry: 33.9%

        services: 61.2% (2004)

Inflation: 11.5% (2004 est.)

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