Far East. The Far East is an alternate geographical term in English (with equivalents in many other languages – see the infobox on the right for examples), that usually refers to East Asia (including Northeast Asia), the Russian Far East (part of North Asia), and Southeast Asia.
The population of the Far East amounts to 6.3 million people or around 5% of the population of Russia. The region’s land area amounts to 6,169,300 km² or around 36% of the area of Russia.
The climate of the Far East is contrastive — from deeply continental to monsoonal. The reason for this is the enormous extent of the area, which is almost 4,500 km from the North to the South and 2,500-3,000 km from the West to the East, as well as the interaction of continental and marine air masses of the middle latitudes. Mountain relief, the cold Sea of Okhotsk, and the Primorsky flow along the Sea of Japan coast also have a significant impact on the climate.