Putorana Plateau World Heritage Site

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Putorana Plateau
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Landscape of the Putorana area
Highest point
PeakMount Kamen
Elevation1,678[1] m (5,505 ft)
Length800 km (500 mi)
Width500 km (310 mi)
Putorana Plateau is located in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Putorana Plateau
Location in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
Federal subjectKrasnoyarsk Krai
Range coordinates69°0′N 93°30′E / 69.000°N 93.500°E / 69.000; 93.500
Parent rangeCentral Siberian Plateau
Borders onNorth Siberian Lowland
Tunguska Plateau
Syverma Plateau
Age of rockPaleozoic
Type of rockBasalt, trap rock
Easiest routeFrom Norilsk and Talnakh
Putorana Plateau
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationKrasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, Asia
CriteriaNatural: (vii), (ix)
Inscription2010 (34th session)
Area1,887,251 ha (4,663,500 acres)
Buffer zone1,773,300 ha (4,382,000 acres)
Coordinates69°2′49″N 94°9′29″E / 69.04694°N 94.15806°E / 69.04694; 94.15806Coordinates: 69°2′49″N 94°9′29″E / 69.04694°N 94.15806°E / 69.04694; 94.15806
Putorana Plateau is located in Russia
Putorana Plateau
Location of Putorana Plateau in Russia
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Putorana Plateau is located in Krasnoyarsk Krai
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Putorana Plateau (Krasnoyarsk Krai)
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The ranges of the Putorana covered in snow make it stand out among the neighboring lower plateaus. To the upper left the Yenisei valley. NASA image.

The Putorana Plateau (Russian: Плато Путорана, romanizedPlato Putorana) or the Putorana Mountains is a mountainous area in the Russian Federation. It is a large massif or plateau crossed by mountain ranges. The nearest large settlement is Norilsk, where foreign travel is restricted. The city is served by Alykel Airport.

The area of the mountains contains some of the largest known nickel deposits in the world.

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