Poiasovyi Kamen

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Poiasovyi Kamen’


a mountain range in the watershed of the Northern Urals in the upper reaches of the Pechora, Vishera, Severnaia Sos’va, and Loz’va rivers. The Poiasovyi Kamen’ Range is 170 km long, with elevations to 1,182 m (Mount Otorten). It is composed of crystalline schists and sandstones. The peaks are primarily flat. Up to an elevation of 700–800 m the slopes are covered with taiga forests (fir, spruce, larch, birch); at higher elevations mountain tundra and rock streams are found. Reindeer are grazed on the slopes.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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