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Snow-covered Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – December 18th, 2009

53.0N 158.6E

December 18th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Russia - November 28th, 2009

Russia - November 28th, 2009

Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometer long peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of 472,300 kmĀ². It lies between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west. The peninsula contains the Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here, the Kamchatka or Central Range can be seen running down the middle of the peninsula towards the southern tip, called Cape Lopatka. The circular bay to the north of the cape on the Pacific side is Avacha Bay with the capital, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Moving north from the cape, up the Pacific side, the four peninsulas are called Shipunsky Point, Kronotsky Point, Kamchatsky Point and Ozernoy Point.

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