Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Volcanoes in Kamchatka Peninsula

Kamchatka is 1,200 kilometer long peninsula in the Russian Far East. Containing around 160 volcanoes, 29 of them still active, the peninsula has perhaps the highest density of volcanoes and associated volcanic phenomena in the world. In the center of Kamchatka is Eurasia's only Geyser Valley. The highest volcano in Kamchatka is Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4,750 m or 15,584 ft).

- mini-panoramio by Korotnev AV -

Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky is the most important city of Kamchatka Peninsula with 198,028 innhabitants. Koryaksky and Avachinsky volcanoes are visible from Petropavlovsk.

Browsing photos of Kamchatka is an exciting adventure. I just found a Geothermal Power Plant, amazing clouds over the volcanoes, crater lakes, impressive cliffs and beautiful meadows. This is my favourite photo from Kamchatka. More interesting photos at "popular tab" of Kamchatka's map.

Reference: Wikipedia