When we see Russia on the map it makes us a huge country and in fact in terms of geographic extent it is, The biggest country in the world.
However How many inhabitants does Russia have?
What is the panorama in 2019?
We bring the most up-to-date report about the population of Russia 2019 demographics.
Population of Russia, demographics 2019
Russia is located in Central Europe and occupies an area of 17.098.250 Km2. That makes it the largest country in the world.
But is it also the most populous country in the world?
No, but it does enter the ranking of the most populated countries. Total, Russia has a population of 143.990.000 of inhabitants, that is to say that there are 8 people per Km2.
There is room for leftovers for everyone in Russia.
The last national census was made in the year 2010, although the birth and death rate keep us up to date on how these figures vary.
Now, how are the inhabitants distributed in Russia?
We explain it below.
Demographics of Russia
Of the 143.990.000 inhabitants, the majority are of Russian ethnicity, more than 115 millions in total.
And recognized ethnic groups in Russia so far they add a total of 182.
The most important 7 ethnic groups that have more than one million inhabitants each are the following:
Russians: 115 889 107
Tatars: 5 554 601
Ukrainians: 2 942 961
Baskires: 1 673 389
Chuvases: 1 637 094
Chechens: 1 360 253
Armenians: 1 130 491
This makes it clear to us that Russia is a very diverse country. But if you thought that the Russians did not have imagination, read this information:
The Constitution of the Russian Federation guarantees the free right to choose an ethnic group or race. In that order 42.980 surveyed in the last census declared to belong to imaginary ethnic groups or those not recognized by ethnography. The majority said to come from the Martians or the elves.
It is that kind of curious facts that nobody would think are possible in Russia, but the truth is that they are possible only in Russia.
On the other hand, where is the population concentrated? As in the rest of the world, in big cities.
The 73% of the population (106,4 million) lives in the cities of the country.
The capital, Moscow, houses 11 millions of inhabitants and is one of the most populous cities in the world.
It is followed by St. Petersburg with almost 5 millions and Novosibirsk with almost 1.5 million.
Economic data of Russia
Now with so much population, how is the Russian economy? Russia is the economy number 11 by volume of GDP. In that order, its public debt in 2016 was 181.426 million euros, with a debt of 15,67% of GDP. Its per capita debt is € 1.260 per inhabitant.
The last annual CPI variation rate gave 3,8% and was published at the end of last year.
If what you want to know is how is the quality of life of the inhabitants of Russia, then what you should look at is the GDP per capita, an excellent indicator. In 2017, GDP per capita was bad if considered with other European countries, but in 2018 it improved significantly.
In any case, comparing foreign currencies with the Russian currency, the ruble, often leads to confusion as the Russian ruble is usually devalued against the dollar or the euro.
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