Russia is the largest country in the world with a total land area of 17,125,000 square kilometers and a population estimated in 2014, to 142,666,000 people.
The capital of Russia - Moscow, in the largest cities of the country also include Saint-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Samara, Tyumen, Yekaterinburg and others.
What is the total number of Russian cities?
As of January 1, 2013 there was in Russia1097 settlements with city status. This amount is three times less than in 2010, because by increasing the capital and acquisitions cities Moscow Moscow, Shcherbinka and Troitsk, the number decreased from the previous 1100.
The territory of the Russian Federation, except for divisioninto separate entities, autonomous regions, republics, regions and territories, is also divided into federal districts. There are eight of them - the Far Eastern, Volga, North-West, North-Caucasian, Siberian, Ural, Central and Southern.
Leader in the number of cities isCentral FD. On its territory are located 307 cities. Moreover, of these 2 cities have the status of multi-millionaires, 3 - are considered to be the largest (with population of 500 thousand and a million), 12 - large (250-500 thousand inhabitants), 27 - large (100-250 thousand) 37 - average (50-100 million people). The remaining 226 settlements are small towns with a population of 50 thousand people.
A total of 15 Russian cities-millionaires. The leader of the country in the number of cities-millionaires is the Volga Federal District. In it the whole five of these cities. The rest of the megacities are distributed in the country as follows: one in the North-Western District, three in Siberia, and two in the Urals, Southern and Central.
Some of the city from this list lost theirloud status. In particular, the city of Volgograd until 1999 was not millionaire, from 2002 to 2005, he was to them a third time status of the city of a million people he had acquired in 2010. Krasnoyarsk was able to become a millionaire again only in 2012, as well as the city of Voronezh. Perm was megacities before 2004. Lost the status of this city could recover only in 2012.
The largest Russian cities
According to an assessment conducted by January 1, 2013, in the Russian Federation there were 15 cities with a status of "millionaire":
- Moscow (nearly 11,989,000 inhabitants.) -
- St. Petersburg (slightly more than 5 million people.) -
- Novosibirsk (1.5 million). -
- Yekaterinburg (1.4 million). -
- Nizhny Novgorod (1.25 million). -
- Kazan (1.18 million). -
- Samara (1.17 million). -
- Omsk (1.16 million). -
- Chelyabinsk (1, 15 million.) -
- Rostov-on-Don (1.1 million). -
- Ufa (1.07 million). -
- Volgograd (1, 01 million.) -
- Krasnoyarsk (1, 01 million.) -
- Perm (1.01 million). -
- Voronezh (1 million.).
In comparison with earlier data for the year 2012,In this list the following changes. Kazan Samara surpassed the number of people (as of January 1 of 2012 in the capital of Tatarstan lived 1,161 million people, while in Samara - 1,169 million).