The country with the largest land area in the Eastern Hemisphere is Russia. As of 2015, Russia is also the largest country in the world; its land area covers 10.61 million square miles.Continue Reading
The Eastern Hemisphere is calculated from an imaginary line known as the prime meridian. All countries to the east of the prime meridian are in the Eastern Hemisphere. This includes most of Africa and Europe, around half of Antarctica and all of Asia, Australia and Oceania.
The second largest land area in the Eastern hemisphere is China, which has a land area of 3.71 million square miles. The third largest is Australia, with a land area of 2.97 million square miles.Learn more about Maps & Cartography
The Eastern Hemisphere has more land mass than the Western Hemisphere. The Eastern Hemisphere includes virtually all of Asia and Australia, most of Africa and Europe, and around half of Antarctica. The Western Hemisphere includes around half of Antarctica and all of North and South America.Full Answer >
One fun fact about Russia is that, while it is the largest country in the world in terms of land area, it only ranks as the ninth-largest country in the world in terms of population, as of 2015 Russia places as the world's eighth-largest in terms of economy.Full Answer >
Eight countries have land in the frigid zone: the United States, Canada, Russia, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Greenland, which is part of Denmark. The frigid zones are the areas north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle, which are located at 66.5 degrees north and 66.5 degrees south, respectively.Full Answer >
The rural-urban fringe is the transitional area where urban and rural areas mix, resulting in multiple zoning and land types being close together. In this type of area, airports, water treatment plants and larger tracts of land can be found. These large land areas can also be prime locations for apartments and small farms consisting of just a few acres.Full Answer >