What Hemisphere Is Russia In?

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Russia is located entirely in the northern hemisphere of the planet. It is situated north of most Eastern European countries and is one of the northernmost countries in the world.

The Northern Hemisphere is comprised of the entire half of the planet north of the equator. The majority of Russia is geographically closer to the North Pole than the equator. The distance between the northernmost and southernmost points is approximately 2,800 miles. Since Russia is so large, its climate varies, but it is mostly considered a continental climate. Verkhoyansk, in Siberia, boasts the world's largest temperature range, with a record low of -90.4 degrees Fahrenheit and a high of 98 degrees.