Place:Sibir', Russia


Alt namesSiberiasource: Times Atlas of World History (1989) p 354
Sibir'source: WeRelate abbreviation
Sibirïesource: Engels Woordenboek (1987) p 663
Сиби́рьsource: wikipedia
TypeGeneral region
Located inRussia
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Sibir' is a general region.

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Siberia is an extensive geographical region, and by the broadest definition is also known as North Asia. Siberia has been historically part of Russia since the seventeenth century.

The territory of Siberia extends eastwards from the Ural Mountains to the watershed between the Pacific and Arctic drainage basins. Siberia stretches southwards from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan and to the national borders of Mongolia and China. Siberia accounts for 77% of Russia's land area (13.1 million square kilometres), but is home to just 27% (40 million people) of the country's population. Geographically, Siberia includes the federal subjects of the Siberian Federal District, some of the Urals Federal District, and Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, which is a part of the Far Eastern Federal District (see a list of subjects below). From the historical point of view, the whole Russian Far East is considered a segment of Siberia.

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