Geography of The Soviet Union

Geography Of The Soviet Union

The Soviet Union was located in the middle and northern latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. Nearly 2.5 times larger than the landmass of the United States, it was a continental-sized country only slightly smaller than the whole of North America, though its population density, at 13 people per square kilometer was just two-thirds that of South America at 20, and only a little more than the 12.8 of Saudi Arabia. As opposed to any contemporary G7 industrial nations, the Soviet Union's geographical position and climate were largely arctic. Its geographical center of landmass is north of all countries other than Canada, Iceland and the Scandinavian countries. Three quarters of the country was north of the 50th parallel; it was, on the whole, much closer to the North Pole than to the equator.

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