Divia Cave

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Div’ia Cave


a cave on the western slope of the Northern Urals, Perm’ Oblast, RSFSR, in the Kolva Valley (Kama basin). The total length of all its known passages is about 3.2 km. The cave is located in fissured limestone from the Permian age and has about 60 grottoes, including the Betlan, Azhurnyi, and Gvozdetskii, as well as some small lakes. There are many different sinter formations.


Chikishev, A. G. “Krupneishaia karstovaia peshchera Urala.” In Problemy fizicheskoi geografii Urala. Moscow, 1966. (Tr. Moskovskogo ob-va ispytatelei prirody, vol. 18.)
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