More than 14.5% of Kamchatka krai refers to specially protected natural areas. The six zones called «Volcanoes of Kamchatka» are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The six zones called «Volcanoes of Kamchatka» are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve, the caldera of Uzon volcano, Bystrinsky Natural Park, Natural Park Nalychevo, South Kamchatka Nature Park, Klyuchevskoy Nature Park.
Kamchatka krai is a federal subject of Russia located in the Far East of the country, in the Far Eastern Federal District. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the capital city of the region.
The Bering Sea washes the territory in the east of the region, the Sea of Okhotsk – in the west. About 14100 rivers and streams flow through the region.
The first people inhabited Kamchatka in the early Neolithic. Since the Stone Age, the tribes of Koryak, Itelmen and Ainu settled in this territory. In the 17th century, Russians began to explore Siberia and the Far East.
In 1849, Kamchatka oblast was formed with the center in the town of Petropavlovsk port (present Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky). In 1909, Kamchatka guberniya was formed. 20 October 1932, Kamchatka oblast was established as part of Khabarovsk krai. In 2007, a new federal subject of Russia appeared – Kamchatka krai.
Located about 6253 km of Moscow.
Moscow – Kamchatka – 8h35m