Top 12 most populous Russia’s regions

Russia’s population is unevenly distributed across the country. Out of 146.5 mln people (as of Jan 1, 2016), more than 60 mln, or 41.2% of total population, live in 12 most populous country regions.

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  REGION Population
Share in total Russia’s population
1 City of Moscow 12,3 mln
8,4%
2 Moscow region 7,3 mln
5,0%
3 Krasnodar region 5,5 mln
3,8%
4 City of St. Petersburg 5,2 mln
3,6%
5 Sverdlovsk region 4,3 mln
3,0%
6 Rostov region 4,2 mln
2,9%
7 Bashkortostan 4,0 mln
2,8%
8 Tatarstan 3,8 mln
2,6%
9 Tyumen region 3,6 mln
2,5%
10 Chelyabinsk region 3,5 mln
2,4%
11 Nizhny Novgorod region 3,2 mln
2,2%
12 Samara region 3,2 mln
2,2%
Total, in 12 regions 60.5 mln 41.2%

Source: Federal State Statistics Service of Russia, estimations as of January 1, 2016.

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