Volcanoes of Kamchatka

The volcanoes of Kamchatka are a large group of volcanoes situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in eastern Russia. The Kamchatka River and the surrounding central side valley are flanked by large volcanic belts containing around 160 volcanoes, 29 of them still active. The peninsula has a high density of volcanoes and associated volcanic phenomena, with 29 active volcanoes being included in the six UNESCO World Heritage List sites in the Volcanoes of Kamchatka group, most of them on the Kamchatka Peninsula.[1]

Volcanoes of Kamchatka
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationKamchatka Krai, Russia
Includes
  1. Kronotsky Strict Nature Reserve
  2. Southern Kamchatka Wildlife Reserve
  3. Nalychevo Regional Nature Park
  4. Bystrinsky Regional Nature Park
  5. Southern Kamchatka Regional Nature Park
  6. Kluchevskoy Regional Nature Park
CriteriaNatural: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Reference765bis
Inscription1996 (20th Session)
Extensions2001
Area3,830,200 ha (14,788 sq mi)
Coordinates56°20′N 158°30′E
Location of Volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia
This astronaut photograph illustrates some of the volcanoes on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.
This Landsat photo illustrates volcanic features of recent flows at Zhupanovsky and Dzenzursky volcanoes.

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