Izhora Hills

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Izhora Hills

 

in the western Leningrad Oblast. Maximum elevation, 168 m. The Izhora Hills are composed of Ordovician limestones. The relief is morainic and monticulate; there are many karsts. The northern and western slopes are steep (elevation, 50–80 m) and are part of the Baltic-Ladozhskii Ledge (a clint). Pine and mixed broad-leaved and coniferous forests (typical of the southern taiga) predominate. There are lakes and swamps in the hills.

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