Kamchatka

About the region

Kamchatka is a peninsula in the northeastern part of Eurasia on the territory of Russia. It is washed from the west by the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, from the east by the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The peninsula stretches 1200 km from north to south. It is connected to the mainland by a narrow (up to 93 km) isthmus - Parapolsky Dol. The greatest width (up to 440 km) - at the latitude of Cape Kronotsky... The total area of ​​the peninsula is 270 thousand km²...The eastern coast of the peninsula is heavily indented and forms large bays (Avachinsky, Kronotsky, Kamchatsky, Ozernoy, Karaginsky, Korf) and bays (Avachinsky, Karaga, Ossora, etc.). Rocky peninsulas (Shipunsky, Kronotsky, Kamchatsky, Ozernoy) protrude far into the sea... The central part of the peninsula is crossed by two parallel ridges - the Sredinny ridge and the Eastern ridge, between them is the Central Kamchatka lowland, along which the Kamchatka River flows. The southernmost point of the peninsula is Cape Lopatka.Volcanoes are the main attractions of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Images of volcanoes appear on the flag and coat of arms of the Kamchatka Territory and the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, as well as on most souvenirs produced in Kamchatka. The activity of volcanoes is one of the reasons for small tremors that occur in the immediate vicinity of the volcano or on it. During volcanic eruptions, volcanic ash, volcanic slag and volcanic bombs are thrown into the atmosphere - clots of molten rocks, as well as a large amount of various gases and water vapor. There are more than 300 volcanoes in Kamchatka. Active and potentially active volcanoes include from 28 to 36, the number depends on the classification criteria used, and on the number of activated volcanoes that were previously considered extinct.... The volcanoes of Kamchatka are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site

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