Map of Europe

The Russian landmass west of the Ural Mountains is generally known as European Russia in many educational atlases, also from the huge majority of geography specialists. It’s not a different nation, but instead called that due to its longterm political, geographical and cultural mixing together with the bordering European nations. For reference purposes it’s shown above, however, the whole nation (as a whole) remains considered a part of the continent of Asia.

European Russia containing approximately 3,960,000 sq. km (1,528,560 sq. miles) and crosses across roughly 40 percent of Europe. Its Eastern boundary is characterized by the Ural Mountains and in the South it’s characterized by the boundary with Kazakhstan. Be aware that almost 77 percent of the whole Russian population (roughly 110,000,000 people from the approximate total Russian inhabitants of 141,000,000) resides in Western Russia.