The biggest country in the world is Russia.
Russia is the largest country in the world by surface area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people at the end of March 2016.
The European western part of the country is much more populated and urbanized than the eastern; about 77% of the population live in European Russia.
Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major urban centers include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Kazan.
Apart from being the biggest country in the world, Russia also has one of the biggest tourism industries in the world.