geography of Russia facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz Which lake is the oldest in the world?Lake Baikal is the deepest and the oldest lake, at least 25 million years old. It was formed as an ancient rift valley. Due its age, size and isolation, it hosts about 1000 endemic species of plants and animals (which can be found nowhere else in the world).Created by: globalquiz.orglakes facts » This double peaked volcano is the highest mountain of a certain country. Which one?Russia. Two characteristic peaks of Mt Elbrus have two volcano craters. The eastern peak has an enormous crater 250m in diameter. Created by: MarcusXvolcanoes facts » In which country is Jewish Autonomous Region?Russia. The Jewish Autonomous Oblast is a federal subject of Russia in the Russian Far East, bordering China. Soviet authorities established it in 1934 as the result of Stalin's nationality policy. The Jewish population peaked in 1948 at around 30,000, about one-quarter of the region's population. Today only about 4,000 Jews remain in the region - but it is still oficially named as Jewish.Created by: globalquiz.orgJudaism facts » At this photo, you can see the impressive delta of the largest inflow of Caspian Sea. What's the river name?Volga. The Volga Delta has grown significantly in the past century because of changes in the level of the Caspian Sea. In 1880, the delta had an area of 3,222 km². Today the Volga Delta covers an area of 27,224 km² and is approximately 160 km across.Created by: globalquiz.orgsatellite images facts » Which country has the largest forested area? (by total size)Russia is by far the largest country in the world, and 45% of its area is forested. That gives almost twice as large forested area as in Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Brazil facts » What is the largest affluent of the Baltic Sea in terms of mean discharge?Neva. Vistula is the longest of Baltic Sea affluents, but its mean discharge of 1080 m3/s is less than half of Neva (2500 m3/s). Other major Baltic Sea affluents are Daugawa nad Neman (both 678 m3/s).Created by: globalquiz.orgBaltic Sea facts » The Volga is the longest river in Europe. To which sea does Volga discharge?Caspian Sea. The Volga is the largest river in Europe in terms of length, discharge, and watershed. The river has a symbolic meaning in Russian culture and is often referred to as Volga-Matushka (Volga-mother) in Russian literature and folklore.Created by: KasiaRussia facts » Where are Kuril Islands?At point 4. All of the islands are under the Russian jurisdiction, but Japan claims the two southernmost large islands (Iturup and Kunashir) as part of its territory, as well as Shikotan and the Habomai islets, which has led to the ongoing Kuril Islands dispute.Created by: brainygeography of Japan facts » What is the second most widely spoken language in Russia?Tatar. There are about 6 million speakers of Tatar in Russia, mostly in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, where it is the official language along with Russian. The language is used by Volga Tatars, not to be confused with the Crimean Tatar Language, to which it is related but with which it is not readily mutually intelligible.Created by: globalquiz.orgpeoples facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.