General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1850 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: RUSSIA. BOUNDARIES. N. by the Arctic Ocean. -- E. by Asia. -- S. by the Black Sea and Turkey. -- W. by Austria, Prussia, the Baltic and Sweden. The boundary line between Europe and Asia has been variously laid down, the following is perhaps the most natural. The Ural mountains; the river Ural, throughout its whole course; the Caspian Sea, from the mouth of the river Ural to the mouth of the river Kuma; the river Ktima, and the river Kuban, then complete toe line as far as the Black Sea. The river Dniester was long the boundary between the Eussians and the Turks; the Russians have, by their conquests, extended their territories 33 far as the Fruth and the Danube. EXTENT. It lies between 44 and 69 N. lat., and 20 and 60 E. long. Its length is 1700 miles, and its breadth 1500. It contains 1, COO,000 square miles. Though European Russia occupies the half of the continent of Europe, this is but a small part of the whole Russian empire, which extends to the extreme limits of Asia on the east, and is bounded by Tartary and Mongolia on the south. The Russian is the most extensive empire that was ever comprised under one government; it spreads over nearly three times the space occupied by the dominions of Rome. COAST LINE AND ISLANDS. Russia has but a small portion of coast line, yet it has ports on the White, Baltic, Black, and Caspian Seas. The islands of Nova Zembla (or New Land) in the Frozen Ocean, and of Osel, Dago, and Aland, in the Baltic, belong to Russia. MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS. The Ural mountains extend for 1200 miles between the two continents, but probably do not attain an elevation exce...
|Title:||An Introduction to Geography and Astronomy, with the Use of the Globes, by E. and J. Bruce||Publisher:||General Books|
|No. of Pages:||252|
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