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Khabarovsk Krai Bordered by the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia

59.3N 143.2E

April 29th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Russia - March 5th, 2010

Russia - March 5th, 2010

Khabarovsk Krai is a federal subject of Russia (a krai), located in the Russian Far East. It lies mostly in the basin of the lower Amur River, but also occupies a vast mountainous area along the coastline of the Sea of Okhotsk, an arm of the Pacific Ocean. Here, ice can be seen on the surface of the sea near the coast.

Khabarovsk Krai shares its borders with Magadan Oblast in the north, with the Sakha Republic and Amur Oblast in the west, with the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, People’s Republic of China, and Primorsky Krai in the south, and is limited by the Sea of Okhotsk in the east.

It is the fourth-largest federal district within the Russian Federation, with a comparative land area slightly larger than that of the U.S. state of Texas. The natural vegetation in the area is composed of taiga and tundra in the north, swampy forest in the central depression, and deciduous forest in the south.

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