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  • Koryaksky Volcano from Kaynyran
    Koryaksky Volcano from Kaynyran
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  • Avachinsky Volcano from Kaynyran
    Avachinsky Volcano from Kaynyran
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  • Yelizovo Airport
    Yelizovo Airport
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Kamchatskaya Oblast' Favorites

  • Avacha Bay

    Avacha Bay is a purl of the Pacific Ocean! It lies on the southeastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. It is among the largest and the most convenient bays in the world. It is 215 square kilometre: 24 km long, 20 km wide and 3 km wide at the mouth, with a maximum depth of 26 m.The Avacha River flows into the bay. The port city of...

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  • Khalaktyrsky Coast of the Pacific Ocean

    Kamchatka is washed from west by the Sea of Okhotsk - a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean and by the Pacific Ocean from east. So if you come to Petropavlovsk you will be able to see Open Ocean in a dozen kilometers from it. The locals call this area Khalaktyrsky Coast of the Pacific Ocean.It has nothing to compare with! Long black sand...

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  • "What is Kamchatka?" - my favorite...

    But I like best of all the following answer:“It’s where Russia begins”.Russia has 8 time zones. When Muscovites are only going to sleep Kamchatka people are already wakening up.There is a monument not far from the Yelizovo airport which locals call Yelizovo’s bears but it has an official name “Here Russia begins”.You can watch my 2 min 23 sec about...

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  • "What is Kamchatka?" - unexpected answer

    If you ask a pupil in Russian primary school the same question you will probably get such an unexpected for foreigners and quite usual for Russians answer:"This is the last desk in the classroom". And it will be also a right answer because there is a local custom in our school to give such a name "Kamchatka" the last desks which are usually...

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  • "What is Kamchatka?" popular answers

    If you ask anyone in Russia: "What is Kamchatka?" you will get the following answers:"It's red caviar and salmon.""It's the Valley of Geysers.""It’s the land of volcanoes with the Klyuchevskoy volcano - the highest volcano in Eurasia."“It’s where the Pacific Ocean washes the shores of Russia.“It’s where bears live”.All these answers are right! You...

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  • Vilyuchinsky Volcano

    Vilyuchinsky is a volcano which lies over Avacha Bay within sight of Yelizovo, Paratunka and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Its elevation is 2173m, prominence 1610m. I was afraid that I won’t be able to see the volcanos because of bad weather/ But during my week stay in Kamchatka there were two sunny days and was happy to see all the “Home-group”...

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  • Avachinsky Volcano

    Avachinskaya Sopka is an active stratovolcano which lies within sight of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Its elevation is 2741m, prominence 1550m.Avachinsky has erupted at least 16 times in recorded history. Its last eruption occurred in 2001. Tourists are able to climb it up in summer. Koryakskaya Sopka is well seen in good weather from Mishennaya Sopka...

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  • Koryaksky Volcano

    Koryakskaya Sopka is a volcano which lies within sight of Yelizovo and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Its elevation is 3456m, prominence 2999m. It towers over Avacha Bay. It erupted for the first time in recorded history in 1890. In 2008 Koryaksky Volcano erupted with a 6,500 m plume of ash.Tourists are able to climb it up in summer. Koryakskaya Sopka...

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  • Volcanoes of Kamchatka

    The volcanoes of Kamchatka are a large group of volcanoes containing around 160 volcanoes, 29 of them still active. The peninsula has a high density of volcanoes and associated volcanic phenomena, with 19 active volcanoes being included in the six UNESCO World Heritage List sites in the Volcanoes of Kamchatka group. The four volcanoes are visible...

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  • Kamchatka Krai and its capital...

    More than half of the population of Kamchatka Krai lives in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (180,000 people in 2010) and nearby Yelizovo (40,000).Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is 102th on rank in Russia (out of 169 cities with population more than 100,000). You can watch my 3 min 36 sec about Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Video Kamchatka Petropavlovsk out of a car...

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  • Kamchatka Krai on number of population

    Kamchatka Krai has population of 325,000 with the 76th rank in Russia (out of 85) with density only 0.68 /km2. It is smaller than Malta with its 450,000 but bigger than Island with its 320,000. The vast majority of the inhabitants are Russians, but there are also about 9,000 Koryaks.You can watch my 4 min 15 sec about Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Video...

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  • Kamchatka Krai on number of area

    Kamchatka Krai is a federal subject of Russia. It is part of the Far Eastern Federal District. It was formed as a result of the merger of Kamchatka Oblast and Koryak Autonomous Okrug.Its area is about 470,000 km2. It’s 10th largest region in Russia (out of 85). It is larger than Sweden and Germany but smaller than Spain and France.You can watch my...

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  • Kamchatka Peninsula

    The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometre peninsula in the Russian Far East. Its area is about 270,000 km2 that is two times larger than the area of the Apennines Peninsula spanning 1000 kilometer and area of 149, 000 km2. The Kamchatka Peninsula is larger than the Great Britain but smaller than Poland.You can watch my 4 min 25 sec about...

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  • Map of the active volcanoes of Kamchatka

    There are 29 active volcanoes in Kamchatka, all but one concentrated along the Southeast mountain range.Click on picture to see something!

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