Listviaga

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Listviaga

 

a mountain range in the Altai on the watershed of the Bukhtarma and Katun’ basins. Length, approximately 120 km; elevation, up to 2,783 m (Bystrukhinskii Shpil’). In the east there is a strongly dissected plateau. The Listviaga is composed of effusive rocks and sandstones. Birch, aspen, and larch forests predominate on the slopes. Above an elevation of 2,000 m, subalpine and alpine meadows are widespread.

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