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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka

"This is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world, with a high density of active volcanoes, a variety of types, and a wide range of related features. The six sites included in the serial designation group together the majority of volcanic features of the Kamchatka peninsula. The interplay of active volcanoes and glaciers forms a dynamic landscape of great beauty. The sites contain great species diversity, including the world's largest known variety of salmonoid fish and exceptional concentrations of sea otter, brown bear and Stellar's sea eagle."
Source: Volcanoes of Kamchatka - UNESCO WHS List
 Here's an official postcrossing postcard to add to my UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is always nice to receive an official postcard featuring a UNESCO site and helping my project. It is the 2nd postcard in my collection from Russian Federation or Russia. The postcard features "Volcanoes of Kamchatka" in Northern Russia, which is a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site.
More than 300 volcanoes are found in Kamchatka, 29 being currently active, including caldera, strata-volcano, somma-volcano and mixed types, the largest included in the World Heritage site being Kronotskaya Sopka (3,528 m). In addition there is a multitude of thermal and mineral springs, geysers and other phenomena of active vulcanism.
If I am not wrong, then the postcard shows a view of Koryaksky Volcano. If you have any knowledge, then please feel free to share with us.
Anna sent this beautiful postcard to me and pasted 4 beautiful stamps at the back of the card and an amazingly lovely heart sticker too. Anna has  a 10 years old daughter, who is also a postcrosser. I am sure that she must be enjoying this fun activity already.
Thanks a lot Anna for this lovely postcard from Siberia.
If you have any question or any details to share, please feel free to leave a comment below.


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