West Karelian Elevation

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

West Karelian Elevation

 

an elevation in the west of the Karelian ASSR between Lakes Segozero and Leksozero. Length, approximately 130 km; height, up to 417 m. It is composed of granite gneiss and quartzite and covered with a ruptured mantle of rudaceous moraine. The western part consists of separate domelike elevations. The central area is characterized by lengthy tall and narrow ridges (especially in the south). The east is hilly, bounded in the northeast and southwest by swamped plains. The West Karelian Elevation is covered with taiga spruce and pine forests.

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