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Kamchatka is a 1,250-kilometer-long peninsula in the Russian far east, with an area of 270,000 km².
Kamchatka is part of the Russian Kamchatka region (along with a part of the continent, the Komandorskie Islands[?] and Karaginski Island[?]).
In 1697 Vladimir Atlasov, founder of the Anadyr settlement, led a group of 65 Cossacks and 60 Yukaghir[?] natives to investigate the peninsula.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ka/Kamchatka.html   (831 words)

 Kamchatka - LoveToKnow 1911
KAMCHATKA, a peninsula of N.-E. Siberia, stretching from the land of the Chukchis S.S.W. for 750 m., with a width of from 80 to 300 m.
The south-eastern portion is occupied by a chain of volcanoes, running along the indented coast, from Cape Lopatka to Cape Kronotskiy (54° 25' N.), and separated from the rest of the peninsula by the valleys of the Bystraya (an affluent of the Bolstraya, on the west coast) and Kamchatka rivers.
The principal Russian settlements are: Petropavlovsk, on the E. coast, on Avacha Bay, with an excellent roadstead; Verkhne-Kamchatsk and Nizhne-Kamchatsk in the valley of the Kamchatka river; Bolsheryetsk, on the Bolshaya; and Tighil, on the W. coast.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Kamchatka   (928 words)

 Kamchatka: The Ring of Fire
The history of the Kamchatka peninsula is a record of the struggle between the constructive forces of volcanism and the destructive power of the ocean.
Kamchatka's volcanic spine includes Kluchevskoi Volcano, the largest active volcano in Eurasia and one of the largest in the world.
Kamchatka's most famous animal inhabitant, the brown bear, is often seen bathing in the peninsula's sulfurous hot springs (sometimes competing with humans for the privilege).
www.kamchatkapeninsula.com /ringoffire.html   (1462 words)

 Kamchatka Land history geography climat KAMCHATKA ADVENTURES
The Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea, and the Pacific Ocean wash the shores of the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Kamchatka is the land of volcanoes and geysers.
The peninsula’s climate is moderate and largely determined by its proximity to the ocean.
www.kamchatkadventures.com /?n=e&t=1&m=01&k=060   (647 words)

 Kamchatka Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kamchatka Peninsula (Russian: полуо́стров Камча́тка) is a 1,250-kilometer long peninsula in the Russian Far East, with the area of 472,300 km².
The Kamchatka Peninsula is a part of the Russian Kamchatka Oblast (along with a part of the continent, the Komandorskiye Islands and Karaginsky Island).
Sea otters are concentrated primarily on the southern end of the peninsula.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kamchatka_Peninsula   (687 words)

 What is Kamchatka -- WayToRussia.Net
Kamchatka is known as the magic land of volcanoes and geysers.
Kamchatka was closed for tourists for military reasons, since Russians explored it in the 17th century.
Kamchatka is a peninsula at the north-east of Russia.
www.waytorussia.net /FarEast/Kamchatka/Kamchatka.html   (909 words)

 Information about Kamchatka peninsula, Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
One should not confuse Kamchatka with Siberia; this name is used for the peninsula itself and the closest part of the continent, including Karaginsky Island and the Komandorsky Archipelago.
But the main attractions of Kamchatka are volcanic calderas, stone sculpture “parks” and lakes in craters, geysers and mineral springs, all in pristine condition.
The main settlement of the peninsula and the capital of Kamchatka Region is the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
www.travelkamchatka.com /kamchatka.htm   (571 words)

 Kamchatka Travel Group - About Kamchatka
The Kamchatka peninsula, closer to Alaska than to Moscow (it lies 9 time zones from Moscow) as it juts down between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean, represents a remote, outlying district in the east of Russia.
As one of the most pristine places on earth Kamchatka is known as ▒the land of fire and ice▓ for its 414 glaciers and 160 volcanoes, 29 of which are active.
The climate of the Kamchatka peninsula is very peculiar and influenced by the ocean and seas, relief, wind monsoons and its stretching from south to north.
www.kamchatkatracks.com /about_kamchatka.htm   (1285 words)

 Kamchatka: Bering Island
"Kamchatka: Siberia's Forbidden Wilderness" was filmed on both the Kamchatka Peninsula and also on Bering Island, one of two islands called the Commander Islands that lie some hundreds of miles to the east of Kamchatka.
With their sails and rigging already splitting apart from repeated storms, the exhausted crew so wanted this to be Kamchatka that many thought that they spotted the tell-tale landmarks of the peninsula from which they had sailed from over a year before.
Over the next week, the crew ferried themselves to shore, the strong helping the weak and the weak continuing to die from scurvy, a disease owing to the lack of vitamin C in the body, but whose cause was unknown at the time.
www.pbs.org /edens/kamchatka/bering.html   (1834 words)

 Kamchatka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kamchatka peninsula extends southwest from the mainland for a distance of about 1207 km (about 750 mi), separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
The autonomous okrug of Koryakia, occupying the northern section of the peninsula, and the Komandorskiye Islands, situated in the Bering Sea, are attached to the Kamchatka Oblast for administrative purposes.
K.S. Situated in the north part of the Pacific chain of volcanic activity and on the center of Kamchatka peninsula, Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the highest active volcano on the territory of Europe-Asia.
www.mountainguides.ru /kamchatka   (385 words)

 Kamchatka Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kamchatka is dubbed 'The Land of Fire and Ice.' The peninsula is huge, stretching over nearly half a million square kilometres, and sparsely populated even by the standards of Russia's aching wilderness.
Located at the northern end of the Pacific Rim of Fire, the peninsula is in the throes of creation: fumaroles and solfataras huff from the perfect cones of its snow-cloaked peaks; geysers and mud pools toil and bubble; earthquakes rock the towns; and some volcanoes are little over 2,000 years old.
The indigenous Itelmens had extracted sugar from it, but, predictably enough, it was the Cossacks who attempted to distil it, effectively hampering the colonisation of the peninsula which began in the 17th century.
www.nomadom.net /russia/kamchatka.htm   (1292 words)

 About Kamchatka. Travel and tours.
River valleys teeming with fish and white capped mountain ranges stretching along the peninsula from North to South are interrupted only by the 300 volcanoes (29 of them are active) that dot the eastern side of the peninsula.
The Kamchatka Peninsula became part of Russia in 1699 and the first description of Kamchatka was given by the explorer S.P. Krashenninnikov in 1742.
The Kamchatka climate is as diverse as its wildlife.
www.kamchatkatravel.net /eng/about_kamchatka.shtml   (926 words)

 The Kamchatka Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kamchatka, a peninsula comparable insize to Japan, is washed by the Pacific Ocean and the Bering andOkhotskoe Seas.
The waters around Kamchatka are inhabitated by the rare gray whale and approximately 300,000seals, sea lions, otters and other sea creatures.
Kamchatka is also home to one of the largest surviving wild salmon populations left in the world.
www.kamchatkapeninsula.com   (297 words)

 Wikinfo | Kamchatka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kamchatka (Камчатка) Oblast is a 1,250-kilometer-long peninsula in the Russian far east, with an area of 472,300 km².
Between the peninsula and the Pacific Ocean runs the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench with a depth of 10,500 m.
The founding of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in 1740 by the Danish explorer Vitus Bering began the "opening" of Kamchatka in earnest, helped by the fact that the government began to use the area as a place of exile.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Kamchatka   (948 words)

 The Kamchatka Peninsula A world of mountains yet to conquer
Kamchatka is a remote peninsula, bounded by Chukotka to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Sea of Ohotsk to the south.
Kamchatka is located in a tectonically complex region at the junction of the Kurile and Aleutian subduction zones.
Kamchatka is the destination for those who enjoy challenges and entry to literally hundreds of miles of difficult to access wilderness.
www.traveleastrussia.com /conquer.html   (1727 words)

 Kamchatka travel and tours with "Diligans". Eco tours, adventure tours, mountaineering and more in the Russian Far East.
The Kamchatka peninsula is situated in the noth-east part of Russia.
The total area of Kamchatka peninsula is 472,300 sq.km.
Kamchatka is the place where many species of marine mammals coexist, also there are a lot of birds, different species of fish.
www.kamchatka-trip.com /inf/kamch/kamchatka.htm   (223 words)

 Kamchatka peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kamchatka peninsula is a unique ecological museum under the open sky.
Vegetation of Kamchatka peninsula is rich and varied due to the influence of several climate zones and volcanic activity.
Welcome to Kamchatka, a peninsula in the Russian Far East along the Pacific Ring of Fire, a chain of volcanoes arching from Japan, to Kamchatka, and Alaska.
kamchatka.in-russia.com   (442 words)

 Is a Russian peninsula really part of North America?
The idea that the peninsula is part of the North America plate is perhaps a case of "tectonic imperialism" reinforced by a lack of evidence to the contrary, said Jody Bourgeois, a University of Washington Earth and space sciences professor who studies historic and prehistoric evidence of earthquakes and tsunamis.
In their research, Bourgeois and her colleagues examined coastal terrain on the northern part of the peninsula, an area that has been pushed up and tilted, and they judged that what they saw was caused by compression.
Evidence of prehistoric tsunamis helps shed light on the processes at work on Kamchatka, while the 1969 earthquake and the one on April 21 provide the scientists with a means of calibrating their measurements to understand just how much the terrain has been squeezed.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-05/uow-iar050206.php   (777 words)

The Kamchatka Peninsula is a vast area comprised of 104,000 square mile of largely unpopulated, pristine wilderness.
The peninsula protrudes 750 miles southward from Russia’s northeast coast, between the Sea of Okhotsk to the west and the Behring Sea and Pacific to the east and south.
Kamchatka characterized by dense coniferous forests, with snow-capped peaks to 15,000 feet, smoldering, active volcanoes and thousands of miles of pristine, unpolluted rivers.
www.angleradventures.com /ouzel   (1259 words)

 Washington Trout: Preserve, Protect, Restore
Kamchatka’s natural wonders include 26 active volcanoes, half the world’s population of Stellar’s sea eagle, and a population of 5,000 to 10,000 of the largest brown/grizzly bears known, with some large males weighing over 1000 pounds.
The west coast of the peninsula and its rivers are particularly pristine.
Kamchatka is rich in extractable resources such as gold, silver, platinum, oil and natural gas.
www.washingtontrout.org /kamchatka.shtml   (3709 words)

 Kamchatka peninsula Kamchatka exploration. Tours in Russia. Mountains climbing. Expeditions.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Situated at the eastern edge of the Siberia, Kamchatka peninsula is one of the most remote regions of Russia.
In the central part of Kamchatka the climate is more continental, with warmer summer and cold winter, and snow there begins to melt in April (except high volcanoes where it may rest the whole year).
To plan visiting Kamchatka, it is necessary to take into account that the meteorological conditions on the peninsula are rather complicated.
www.slope.ru /?p=page6&m=kamchatka&l=en   (433 words)

 Kamchatka: Edge of the Plate
New PASSCAL data have been acquired along the extent of the Kamchatka Peninsula to examine the interaction of the Pacific Plate and the mantle in the corner junction of the Aleutian and Kamchatka trenches.
The project, called the Side Edge of Kamchatka Slab, is a collaborative effort between researchers at Yale University and the Russian Academy of Sciences Institutes in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, in particular the Institute of Volcanology (Alexei Ozerov) and KOMSP (Evgenii Gordeev).
The main surface observation connecting the Aleutians and Kamchatka is a very long strike slip fault that starts in the Aleutians and ends in central Kamchatka, slightly north of the Klyuchevskoy group of volcanoes.
www.unc.edu /~leesj/kamchatka/KAM_WEBarticle.htm   (1495 words)

Known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia is home to some of the largest brown bears on the planet.
There is, unfortunately, a paucity of dependable information on the ecology of Kamchatka bears, such as the size of their territories, extent of their movements, importance of different habitat types and landscape features, or their food preferences.
Today, Kamchatka no longer has value as a strategic military position and unmonitored oil, gas and mineral exploration and development are increasingly threatening wildlife.
www.wcs.org /kamchatka   (888 words)

 Kamchatka Volcanoes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kamchatka is one of the most remote places in Russia, a large peninsula bounded by the Pacific and its seas.
It's virgin mountains and forests with unique and exotic plants found nowhere else in the world are full of wild birds and animals.For almost a century this wilderness was closed for the foreign visitors as well as many other places in Siberia and Pacific.
This wild mountainous land, lying on the 'Pacific Rim of Fire', is a highly unstable geological area prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, stretching from Alaska in the east across the Aleutians to Kamchatka and southwards to Japan.
www.geographicbureau.com /Siberia/Kamchatka/kamchatka.htm   (1348 words)

 Kamchatka tours, travel, eco tours, fishing, bear viewing, mountaineering, skiing, hiking and more with Explore ...
The approximate population of the Kamchatka Region and Koryak Independent District is 390,000.
The symbol of Kamchatka and the Yelizovo District is the brown bear (Ursos arctos).
Kovran, an Itelmen village on the west coast of Kamchatka, is one of the oldest settlements on the Peninsula.
www.explorekamchatka.com /kamchatka.htm   (1544 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Southern Kamchatka State Nature Reserve was established in 1975 as a federal nature reserve (zakazanik), under a 1973 agreement between Russia and Japan to protect migratory birds.
At sea level, the mean temperature in July is 10°C and the mean temperature in January is -8°C. On the western coast, the temperatures are significantly lower due the influence of the cold Sea of Okhotsk.
The Southern Kamchatka Nature Park and the Southern Kamchatka State Nature Reserve are located in a forested zone, but due to the local relief the vegetation is mountainous in character.
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/wh/kamchat.htm   (1830 words)

 NPO Theme Page: Subregeions: Kamchatka and Kurile Islands
Kamchatka Peninsula separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean.
Kamchatka is covered with mountain vegetation, except in the central valley and on the west coast, which has peat marshes and tundralike moss.
Kuril Islands is an archipelago located between the Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean.
www.pmel.noaa.gov /np/pages/subregions/kmkl.html   (237 words)

 Kamchatka - the Land of Volcanoes
The Kamchatka Peninsula, one of the most easterly parts of Russia and all Asia, is an unforgettable land marked by contrasts: ice and fire, geyser-studded deserts and lush vegetation.
The truly marvellous part of the peninsula is the Kronotskiy Wildlife Reserve, one of the largest of its kind in Russia (one million square hectares), which lies on the eastern coast of Kamchatka.
The main resources in Kamchatka are in fact furs (especially sable), fishing (mostly salmon), timber, which is got mostly from the large birch forests, and deer-breeding.
mountains.tos.ru /kamch.htm   (778 words)

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