Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Ashley Johnson-Unit 6 Blog Entry: Siberia
Siberia makes up about 77% of Russia's territory with the size of the land spanning over 13.1 million square miles. The Siberian territory is so large that it takes up about 10% of the Earth's land surface, however, only about 28% of Russia's population lives there. Most of the population that does live in Siberia generally resides in the south. Siberia has several different lakes and rivers and has 13 mountain ranges, one of which, the Ural Mountain range, is considered its East territorial boundary. The environment in Siberia is mostly taiga and tundra but in certain parts of the territory are temperate forest, and the overall climate is subarctic. Because Siberia is so vast, the weather patterns vary from location to location although as a whole, precipitation is low all year round.