Susunai Range

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Susunai Range

 

a mountain range in the southern part of the island of Sakhalin. The Susunai Range measures 55 km in length and has elevations ranging from 500 to 1,000 m; the highest peak is Mount Chekhov (1,047 m). The range is composed of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Its slopes are covered with fir and spruce taiga with sparse stands of Kuril bamboo and thickets of dwarf stone pine. Residents of the city of Iuzhno-Sakhalinsk, which is situated at the foot of the range, use the mountains for recreation, hiking, and winter sports.

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