this page you will find a map of Russia (Irkutsk)
and some information about the country. The map is a detail of a Map
of the World published by Planet
Poster Editons in Germany.
Map of the World costs 11.50 Euros, it is described in detail at www.planetposter.de
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Official name of country: Rossiya
Official script of the country: Cyrillic/Kyrillisch
of inhabitats: see www.citypopulation.de.
of Russia (Irkutsk) with surrounding
areas. - Landkarte von Russland (Irkutsk).
- Mapa de Rusia (Irkutsk). - Carte de Russie (Irkutsk).
Russia's capital is Moscow (= Moskva), which is also the biggest city of the country. Russia is by far the largest country of the world. Because the names of the localities would otherwise not be readable, we have subdivided Russia into 15 detail maps.
Irkutsk is located in the very south of central Siberia, just north of the Mongolian border. Chinese, Korean and Japanese companies are currently devastating immense forested areas in this region. The Russian government does not take any measures to protect the nature of this wide region. Lake Baikal (or Lake Baykal, Ozero Bajkal') is located near Irkutsk - in our map the lake appears undeliberately in green instead of light blue colour.
On our map we have given the Cyrillic spellings and Latin transkriptions for the following localities:
Zhigansk, Vanavara, Yerbogachen, Lensk, Mirnyj, Nyurba, Vilyurjsk, Sangar, Batamaj, Yakutsk, Olyokminsk, Khonuu, Ust'-Nera, Khandyga, Amga, Ust'-Maya, Tommot, Aldan, Neryungri, Tynda, Skovorodino, Mogocha, Sretensk, Borzya, Krasnokamensk, Chita, Petrovsk-Zabaljkalskij, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Severobajkal'sk, Angarsk, Cheremkhovo, Zima, Tulun, Bratsk, Ust'-Kut, Kirensk, Bodajbo, Ust'-Ilimsk and Kyzyl.
The longest rivers in the region are Lena, Vitim, Olyokma, Amga, Aldan, Vilyuj, Angara, Chuna, Ingoda, Onon, Shilka and Argun'.
The single official language throughout the whole country of Russia is Russian. The are at least 27 locally official languages, so that Russia is also the country with the highest number of in official languages of the world. Most languages are written in the Cyrillic alphabet, like Russian, this is a result of political pressure of Soviet times. Exceptions are Chechen, Tatar and Finnish which are written in the Latin script, and Yiddish, which is written in the Hebraic script.
Russia's official languages are the following: Adyghe (Adygeya), Altai (Altay), Avar (Dagestan), Bashkir (Bashkiria), Buriat (Buryatia), Chechen (Chechnya), Chuvash (Chuvashia), Finnish (Karelia), Ingush (Ingushetiya), Kabardian (Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachaevo-Cherkessia), Kalmyk (Kalmykia), Karachay-Balkar (Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachaevo-Cherkessia), Khakas (Khakassia), Komi (Komi), Koryak (Koryakia), Kumyk (Dagestan), Lak (Dagestan), Lezghian (Dagestan), Mari (Mari El), Mordvin (Mordovia), Nenets (Nenets Autonomous Region), Ossetian (North Ossetia), Tatar (Tatarstan), Tuvinian (Tyva), Udmurt (Udmurtia), Yakut (Yakutia), Yiddish (Jewish Autonomous Region).
Tourism is locally of high importance in Russia. Every visitor of the largest country of the world is expected to have visited Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Tourists often have problems because they need Visa, which are not easy to obtain. It is a pity that Russia presents itself to each individual person who desires to visit this great country, as a country with serious problems of widely distributed corruption and widely missing democratic structures.
We would appreciate more detailed information, also about tourism, flights, or individual tours to Russia.
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is our Map
of the World with original scripts (original size 70 x 100
cm), from which the detailed map shown above has been cut out. The numbers of
city inhabitants and vegetational zones were researched by hand for every country,
by using the sources listed below. This procedure prevented the map from containing
traditional errors provoked by simply copying such information from previous
map can be ordered for 11.50 Euros (+ postage and packing) at www.wissenladen.de.
on which the information contained in this map is based:
vegetational base map was aligned with satellite pictures from Google
official names of the countries are quite well researched at www.geonames.de.
Also here you can find information on the geography of many countries: www.geographixx.de.
numbers of inhabitants of the cities were taken from www.citypopulation.de.
the mountain peak altitudes were largely derived form www.peakbagger.com.
is the link to the sitemap, where all areas
with maps are linked.
Map of the World was compiled by F. Welter-Schultes (Planet Poster Editions,
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