Location: Berlin – 1829km from home.
What an awesome spot. Not only is this the first car I could spot from Kostroma, it is also another car never sold in Europe. So “plus 1” on both ends here.
The Acura MDX, however, is the “best-selling car of its kind”, which is apparently a “3-row luxury SUV”, being sold in Northern America, Japan and formerly Australia. Its Honda-sibling, the Pilot, isn’t sold in Europe either.
Kostroma is quite a remarkable spot, although it’s “only” 1800km from Berlin – which is just 200km more than Moscow. Kostroma, however, maked for a good spot because of its scarce population density. Its density is only 11ppl per km – the least dense German Landkreis has a density of 39/km. It’s the 28th least dense Oblast of 85 in total; although Russia’s density is only 8 in total.
Other than that, Kostroma “isn’t too special”, having no interesting minorities around.
The etymology remains unclear, too, but it’s “suggested” the word derives from a Finnish/Finnic word “kostrum”.
44 = Kostromskaya Oblast
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