A quick Goggle search tells us Siberia is a vast Russian province encompassing most of Northern Asia, with terrain spanning tundra, coniferous forest, and mountain ranges including the Ural, Altai, and Verkhoyansk.
Lake Baikal, in its south, is the world’s deepest lake, circled by a network of hiking paths called the Great Baikal Trail. The Trans-Siberian Railway passes Baikal on its route between Moscow and the Sea of Japan.
If you are fascinated by its name, let’s fill you in with some interesting facts about Siberia that will greatly fascinate you.
2 Siberia accounts for 77% of Russia`s land area.
3 Siberian forests and the South American rain forest are the two biggest oxygen suppliers in the world.
4 Siberia lies entirely in Asia since the border between Europe, and Asia is usually marked along the Ural Mountains.
6 The population density here is incredibly low due to the climate – 2.7 people per square kilometer.
8 According to scientists, 300 years ago, only about 200,000 people lived throughout Siberia. Now there are about 40 million of them.
10 From the 16th century until the middle of the 20th century, Siberia has infamously served as a place of exile.
12 The famous Tunguska meteorite in Siberia was one of the most mysterious events in recent history. There is no crater, and not a single piece of the space rock was found. Not officially, at least.
14 The largest swamp in the world is located in Siberia. It’s called Vasyugan and takes up around 53,000 square kilometers.
15 The highest ever recorded atmospheric pressure was recorded in 1968, in the village of Agapa, Siberia.