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 Kola Peninsula. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Forming an eastern extension of the Scandinavian peninsula, it lies between the Barents Sea to the north and the White Sea to the south.
The port of Murmansk and the mining center of Kirovsk are the major cities of the peninsula.
Near Murmansk is the ancient town of Kola, founded in 1264 by Slavs from Novgorod.
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 Encyclopedia: Kola peninsula
Peninsula A peninsula (Latin, literally meaning almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides.
The Kola peninsula is extremely rich in various ores and minerals, including apatites, alumina sources, iron ore, mica, ceramic raw, titanium ore, phlogopite, and vermiculite, as well as ores of less-common and colored metals.
Murmansk, Archangelsk, Dikson, Tiksi, on the Arctic Ocean Murmansk coin Murmansk (Му́рманск;) is a city in the extreme northwest of Russia (north of the Arctic circle) with a seaport on the Kola Gulf, 20 miles from the Barents Sea on the northern shore of the Kola Peninsula, not far from Russia...
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 Nordic Travel. Kola Peninsula and Murmansk :: Sights and Maps
The northern part of the Kola Peninsula is a land of arctic and subarctic tundra (20% of the territory).
Kola Peninsula is a land of tundra and reindeers, mountains and minerals, Saami tribes and Russian Pomor people, northern lights, waterfalls and salmon rivers.
Umba is the oldest Pomor village on the Kola Peninsula.
nordictravel.ru /murmansk/sights.html   (1074 words)

 Antiquity of Russian Lapland: Kola village on Kola Peninsula
Kola is situated on the cape between the Kola and Tuloma rivers, exactly at the place where they both are falling into the Kola Inlet.
Kola is an administrative centre of the agriculture-oriented district where population is occupied mostly in cattle breeding for dairy production, reindeer and poultry farming, breeding minks and polar foxes for furs and catching fish.
Today, Kola inhabitants not only work and live by cares of today, but also try to take care of the nature, the monuments of their history and to revive spiritual and cultural life of the land.
www.kolatravel.com /kola.htm   (671 words)

 KOLA PENINSULA - main facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Kola Peninsula occupies the rim Northern-Western Russia.
The Kola Peninsula is the Northern-Eastern rim of the Baltic crinoline shield, composed with basic gneisses, granit-gneisses and crystal schists of the Archean age, with intrusion impregnations of acid, basic and alkaline magma.
The Kola Peninsula is washed by the Barents and White seas.
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 Arctic: Kola Peninsula: geography, history and resources, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The peninsula's geological origin, physical geographic aspects, outcrops of bed granite massifs, high dissection of relief, significant development of the aquatic network, great number of lakes, and relatively mild and damp climate are similar to the adjacent regions of Scandinavia and Karelia.
From the north, east, and partially south the peninsula is washed by the waters of the Barents and White seas and in the west it borders on Finland and Norway.
The Kola Peninsula is the most accessible part of the Russian Arctic and -- due to the influence of the Gulf Stream, which washes the northern shores of the peninsula with one of its peripheral branches -- contains an ice - free coast and a relatively mild and stable climate.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3712/is_199403/ai_n8725620   (1491 words)

 The Kola peninsula - northern gate of the Russian Arctic Region
On a geographical map of area it is visible, that the peninsula is separated from continent.
In north the extreme point at an extremity of a peninsula Rubachiy (is the most northern point of territory of Russia on European), in the south - on Тersky to a coast.
The history of the Kola peninsula as parts of Russia ascends to times, when the edge(territory) at all had no the administrative status and entered into the Arkhangelsk area.
www.geocities.com /vmakeev/english-kola.htm   (723 words)

 Lapland Forest Damage Project: Conclusions
The immense emissions of pollutants and cases of damage to the environment in the Kola Peninsula were revealed to the Finnish public in the late 1980s.
Apart from this, the emissions from the Kola Peninsula are not expected to cause significant damage to forests in Finnish territory.
The emissions of pollutants from the Kola Peninsula represent a stress factor for forests in Finnish, Norwegian and Russian Lapland, and for the arctic ecosystems in general (Nenonen 1991).
www.metla.fi /julkaisut/muut/elproj/concl.html   (3454 words)

 The Kola Peninsula | Norilsk Nickel
On the Kola Peninsula, where the lives and livelihoods of the population are entirely dependent on the development of heavy industry, the Lapland National Park and MMC Kola have also found a way of coexisting.
MMC Kola, the Monchegorsk local authorities and the Lapland National Park are partners in carrying out the recommendations of the Seville Strategy for biosphere territories, which was accepted by UNESCO.
One more aspect of the cooperation of MMC Kola and the Lapland reserve is in the field of ecological education.
www.nornik.ru /en/ecology/kola   (494 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Kola Peninsula
In the west part of the peninsula there are two mountain ranges: the Khibiny Mountains, and the Lovoserskie Mountains (up to 1120 m in height).
The Kola peninsula is extremely rich in various ores and minerals, including apatites, alumina sources, iron ore,mica, ceramic raw, titanium ore, phlogopite, and vermiculite, as well as ores of less-common and colored metals.
The Kola Peninsula is one of the key locations in the book Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident.
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 Kola Peninsula --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The peninsula, which is geologically an extension of the Baltic Shield, consists of Precambrian granites and gneisses (more than 570 million years old), much fractured by faulting and rifting to give upland blocks and rift valleys.
Nearly all the peninsula is in tundra of mosses, lichens, and dwarf Arctic birch.
The richest ferroalloy deposits occur in Russia—in the emerged shield rocks of the Kola Peninsula (titanium and molybdenum) and the Urals—and in Ukraine.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9045922   (1205 words)

 Kola Peninsula on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
KOLA PENINSULA [Kola Peninsula], peninsula, c.50,000 sq mi (129,500 sq km), NW European Russia, in Murmansk region.
The Palitra pegmatite: a newly discovered hyperalkaline pegmatite in the Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/KolaP1eni.asp   (587 words)

 Accumulate lots of experiences on Kola Peninsula and Russian Lapland
The Kola Peninsula is the northernmost territory of European Russia, situated north of the 66th Parallel.
The Peninsula is bordered by the White Sea in the southeast and by the Barents Sea in the north and northeast.
The bulk of the Kola Peninsula lies north of the Arctic Circle.
www.kolatravel.com /kola_peninsula.htm   (544 words)

 The World's Deepest Hole, Alaska Science Forum
On Russia's Kola Peninsula, near the Norwegian border at about the same latitude as Prudhoe Bay, the Soviets have been drilling a well since 1970.
The Kola well has now penetrated about halfway through the crust of the Baltic continental shield, exposing rocks 2.7 billion years old at the bottom (for comparison, the Vishnu schist at the bottom of the Grand Canyon dates to about 2 billion years--the earth itself is about 4.6 billion years old).
Their chief innovation was that, instead of turning the drill bit by rotating the stem, in the Kola well the bit alone was turned by the flow of drilling mud.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF7/725.html   (570 words)

 Read about Kola Peninsula at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Kola Peninsula and learn about Kola Peninsula here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Kola Peninsula in relation to Scandinavia, the
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The west border of the Kola Peninsula stretches along a meridian from the Kola Gulf through the
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Kola_Peninsula   (332 words)

 Kola Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Peninsula in the far northwestern Russian Federation, between the Barents Sea and the White Sea.
The discovery of a northern sea passage in the 16th century brought trade to the Kola Peninsula, formerly only occupied by fur trappers and reindeer herders.
The strategic importance of the peninsula led to the proliferation of military bases here during the Cold War.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0017183.html   (224 words)

During the last glaciation, Kola Peninsula was covered by the northeastern sector of the Fennoscandian ice sheet.
Rather, it appears that there was a steady retreat across the Kola Peninsula from east to west, with the highest parts of the landscape being deglaciated first.
During the Younger Dryas, the eastern ice margin of the Fennoscandian ice sheet was positioned north-south across the central Kola Peninsula, depositing end moraines on the lowlands surrounding the mountains, particularly on the northern part of the peninsula.
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The Peninsula is facing the Barents Sea in the north and the White Sea in the south.
In this century, the importance of the region was accentuated by the foundation in 1916 of the present-day capital Murmansk on the banks of the Fjord of Kola and the ice-free Fjord of Kola harbour that operates in connection with the city.
In coastal districts of Kola Peninsula variation of annual average wind speed from year to year is small and characterises by variation factor in the limits of 5-8%.
www.inforse.dk /europe/word_docs/ruswind4.doc   (1658 words)

 Murmansk Oblast
These plans called for operations against air and naval bases in the Kola Peninsula in the far north, in the Crimea (via, in early periods of the war, staging bases in Turkey), in the Maritime Province, in the Kuriles, in Sakhalin, and Kamchatka (Petropavlovsk).
Murmansk Region is located on the Kola Peninsula, bordering Karelia Republic in the south and Finland and Norway in the west.
The shores of the Kola Peninsula are washed by the Barents and White Seas.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/russia/murmansk-ob.htm   (1850 words)

 Kola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kola Peninsula, in the far north of Russia
Kola Island, part of the Aru Islands of Indonesia
Kola, in Greek mythology one of the Pleiades
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 THE KOLA PENINSULA -THE FLYFISHERS PROMISED LAND!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Kola Peninsula or Koloskij Poluostrov as it is called in Russian is an enormous region.
Despite the austere appearance of this terrain with its sparse and stunted vegetation, it nevertheless harbours surprising numbers of animals and birds such as white grouse and soaring sea-eagles, the largest birds of prey in all of Nothern Europe.
The southern part of the peninsula - the so-called Taigan - is characterised by forests, lakes and rivers, where the wealth of animal life is even greater than in the North.
www.outdoor.se /sportfishnews/articles/peninsula   (424 words)

 flyfishing kola peninsula
We have arrange temporary fishing camps by two of the best salmon rivers on the Kola peninsula since the summer of 1995.
Located on the Kola peninsula in North Western Russia, the Ponoi river is one of the best Atlantic salmon fisheries in the world.
The Ponoi River, which is the Kola's largest, flows from west to east through the east-central region of the peninsula and into the White Sea.
www.fishingnorth.com /kolatravel.htm   (914 words)

 For eight months of 2002 miners of Kola Peninsula produced 20 tons of gold, which is 15 % more than the figures for the ...
For eight months of 2002 miners of Kola Peninsula produced 20 tons of gold, which is 15 % more than the figures for the same period of the previous yea - Russian Jewellery Network
For eight months of 2002 miners of Kola Peninsula produced 20 tons of gold, which is 2651 kg more than the figures for the same period of the previous year.
On the whole, for 8 months Refining Plant of Kola Peninsula received 19777 kg ore and random gold, including 1817 kg form Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Chukot.
www.jewellernet.com /info/news/archiv/0902/020902_2.html   (177 words)

The Kola NPP provides nearly 65 percent of the power used in Murmansk Oblast and Karelia.[1] In 1987 a training center was established at Kola NPP that provides training for reactor, turbine, electrical, and instrumentation and control (IandC) systems staff.
Kola NPP administration did not report the theft to the police until 27 May, choosing instead to conduct an internal investigation, but were not able to identify the thief.[1,2] Damage was estimated at $6000.[2]
On 9 April 1999, a Kola NPP employee attempted to remove oil pressure gauges from one of the turbogenerators of the Kola-1 reactor unit.
www.nti.org /db/nisprofs/russia/reactor/power/kola.htm   (3073 words)

 Depth of the Deepest Drilling
It is not oil or natural resources that are being sought at the Kola Peninsula, but an understanding of the layers and nature of the Earth's crust, including seismic discontinuities, the physical and chemical compositions of the earth's crust, and improving upon the techniques of deep geophysical sound interpretation.
This most likely means that water, which was part of the chemical composition of the rock minerals, had been forced out of the crystals and could not ascend due to an overlying cap of impermeable rock.
This was the previous world record holder prior to the drilling in the Kola Peninsula.
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 Information for travelers - Kola peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
On these pages you'll find information about the central and southern parts of the Kola Peninsula and the many wonderful and exciting tourist opportunities to be found here.
Along the coast of the White Sea in the southern-most part of the Kola Peninsula, you can visit some of the oldest settlements in the region and learn about the colorful culture of another centuries-old tribe of people at the Museum of Pomor History in Umba settlement.
In the Lovozero settlement, the capital of the Russian Laplanders, you can learn about the life and history of the indigenous people of the Kola north, the Saami; taste their national dishes, see their folk arts and crafts and experience the mystery of the holy Seidozero Lake located in the center of the Lovozero tundras.
www.kolaklub.com /southkola/kolainfo-e.htm   (482 words)

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The Khibiny mountains (an old Saami name) are located in the centre of the Kola Peninsula, 80 km north from the White sea and 120 km south from the Barents sea.
Vast valleys with the Kola greatest lakes - Imandra (180 km long and 30 km wide) and Umba (45x12 km) adjoin the mountains from the west and east.
Owing to the warm Gulfstream washing the North coast of the Peninsula, the climate of this area is not severe, however, spring comes to the mountains as late as at the end of May - the beginning of June; in deep canyons and northern slopes snow never melts at all.
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These blocks are the Murmansk block along the northern coast, the Kola block in the area north of Khibiny and Lovozero, the Belomorian block in the west along the Finnish border, the Tersky block along the southern coast and the Keivy block on central eastern Kola.
By reconstructing old riverbeds and streams on Kola and on the bottom of the White Sea a picture starts emerging and the kimberlite pipes of Ermakovskoye could be the origin of the alluvial diamonds.
The intrusion is embedded in the gneisses and migmatites of the archaen Kola terrane.
maurice.strahlen.org /kola/kola.htm   (2467 words)

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