Volcanoes of Kamchatka

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Volcanoes of Kamchatka
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Petropavlovsk Kamcatskij Volcan Koriacky in background.jpg
LocationKamchatka Krai, Russia
  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)
Inscription1996 (20th session)
Area3,830,200 ha (14,788 sq mi)
Coordinates56°20′N 158°30′E / 56.333°N 158.500°E / 56.333; 158.500
Volcanoes of Kamchatka is located in Russia
Volcanoes of Kamchatka
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.

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]

  1. ^ World Heritage (1996). "Volcanoes of Kamchatka". UNESCO. Retrieved 2008-02-20.

list of volcanoes in Kamchatka

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