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Coordinates: 57°N 160°E / 57°N 160°E / 57; 160

Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia. The pink area is the Kamchatka Krai which includes some of the mainland to the north.

The Kamchatka Peninsula (Russian: полуо́стров Камча́тка, poluostrov Kamchatka) is a peninsula in eastern Russia. It is 1,250 kilometres (780 mi) long. It covers about 270,000 km2 (100,000 sq mi).[1] It is between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk.[2]

The Kamchatka peninsula contains the volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Related pages


  1. Быкасов В. Е. Ошибка в географии // Известия Всесоюзного Географического Общества. — 1991. — № 6. (Russian)
  2. "Kamchatka Peninsula". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2008-02-20.

Further reading

  • Gleadhill, Diana (2007), Kamchatka: A Journal & Guide to Russia's Land of Ice and Fire, Hong Kong: Odyssey Books, ISBN 978-962-217-780-2

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