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Siberia has a total areа of over 5.1 million square miles (13.1 million sq. km) and historically been a part of Russia since the 17th century. Siberia accounts for 77% of Russia’s land area, but it is home to just 40 million people—27% of the country’s population. This is equivalent to an average population density of about 3 inhabitants per square kilometer (7.8/sq. mi) (approximately equal to that of Australia), making Siberia one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth. If it were a country by itself, it would still be the largest country in area, but in population it would be the world’s 35th-largest and Asia’s 14th-largest.

Worldwide, Siberia is well known primarily for its long harsh winters, with a January average of −25 °C (−13 °F), as well as its extensive history of use by Russian and Soviet administrations as a place for prisons, labor camps, and exile.

The best way to explore Siberia is to make a rail trip by the longest railway in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway. There is no other place in the world compared to Siberia. There are an amazing variety of tours and travel ideas around Siberia and Baikal. BelBaikal travel experts are ready to create your unforgettable tour in Siberia.

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SIBERIAN RIVERS ARE LARGEST IN THE WORLD Four Siberian rivers are on the list of top 10 world’s largest rivers – Ob, Lena, Amur and Yenisei.
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