Road sign on the continental border between Europe and Asia near Magnitogorsk, Ural Mountains, Russia. It reads "Europe", above a crossed-out "Asia", as one enters Europe and leaves Asia. The modern border between Asia and Europe remains a historical and cultural construct, defined only by convention.
Transcontinental countries, mountains, and rivers are part of the physical border between Asia and Europe. However, political factors also play a part in its definition. Europe and Asia are sometimes referred to a single continent of Eurasia. Boundaries between continents are somewhat a matter of ...
Russia in Europe and Asia with current administrative divisions (de facto boundaries). European Russia is the western part of the Russian Federation, which is part of Eastern Europe. With a population of 110 million people, European Russia has about 77% of Russia's population, but covers less than 25% of Russia's territory. ...
Is Russia part of Europe or Asia? We think that the answer is “both,” and here is why. Is Russia Part of Europe or Asia? European? Asian? Why not both? The answer to whether Russia is officially a part of Europe, or a part of Asia, is one of those annoying parts of general knowledge that can ...
In the past, during the late 18th and 19th centuries, the question of whether Russia lies in Europe or Asia was more complicated. Russia used to have other territories in North America. It was difficult to explain where Russia lies because it seemed to have occupied three continents.
As established by the Russian Federation, the dividing line between Europe and Asia is the Ural Mountains. The Urals are a range in Western Russia that runs from the Arctic Ocean to the Ural River in Kazakhstan.
Ural is the geographical(and formally accepted) border between Europe and Asia. Moscow, Russia’s capital, is on the European side of Ural. Therefore formally Russia is European. Turkey on the other hand, while it’s biggest city is in Europe, has it’s capital in Asia. Therefore Turkey is Asian.
Discussions in Russia today about the Europe-Asia border also betray a clear Eurasianist influence. No longer a divide between civilization and “wild Asia,” the border is instead portrayed as ...
European Russia has a population of 110 million people (in 2017), making it the most populous country in Europe. About 77% of Russia's total population lives west of the Urals. Therefore, almost all of Russia's largest cities are in the western part of the country.
Since we’ll be switching our focus from Europe to Asia in the coming month, we thought now would be the perfect time to take a look at the five countries—Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia—which are technically part of both continents.