Kamchatka

Kamchatkan, adj., n.
/kam chaht"keuh, -chat"-/; Russ. /kum chyaht"keuh/, n.
a peninsula in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, extending S between the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. 750 mi. (1210 km) long; 104,200 sq. mi. (269,880 sq. km) wide.

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also spelled  Kamčatka 

      kray (territory), far eastern Russia. The territory was created in 2007 when the Kamchatka oblast (region) was merged with the Koryak autonomous okrug (district). The territory includes the entire Kamchatka Peninsula and the southern end of the Koryak Mountains. The administrative centre is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The population, averaging only 2.3 persons per square mile (0.9 per square km), consists chiefly of Russian settlers. The Koryak of the north constitute the main indigenous group; smaller groups include the Evens, Chukchi, and Itelmen (Kamchadal). Fishing dominates the economy and includes large-scale crab fishing and canning. Some timber is cut in the Kamchatka River valley, in which the only small patches of agriculture occur. The first geothermal electric-power station in Russia was built in Kamchatka region. Area 182,400 square miles (472,300 square km). Pop. (2006 est.) 349,240.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Kamchatka — [käm chät′kə] peninsula in NE Siberia, between the Sea of Okhotsk & the Bering Sea: c. 750 mi (1,207 km) long; 140,000 sq mi (362,599 sq km) …   English World dictionary

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