Russia, located in North Asia and Europe, is the largest country and the ninth most populous nation in the world. The country has the largest reserves of natural gas along with the 2nd largest reserves of coal and the 8th largest reserves of oil in the world. The nation's fishing industry is the 4th largest in the world. Russia is rich in natural resources. However, most of these resources are located far away from Russian ports and in hostile areas in terms of climate. Russia stands as the major producer and exporter of gold, minerals and all major fuels. With the greatest reserves of mineral and energy resources, Russia is truly an energy superpower.