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Encyclopedia > Central Siberian Plateau

The Central Siberian Plateau (ru: Среднесиби́рское плоского́рье) is a part of Siberia.


Area about 3.5 Mm2.


The highest part is the Putorana Plateau, up to 1701 m.


Climate is continental, with short warm summers and long and very cold winters.


Most of the territory is covered with conifer forests (larch is especially abundant).


Mineral resources here are very rich and include coal, iron ore, gold, diamonds, natural gas etc.




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Birds of Central Siberia (252 words)
To the north of mountains of Southern Siberia (Sayans) places Central-Siberian plateau, passing in North-Siberian lowland and further in Byrranga mountains.
South of Central Siberia represents a combination of raised lands and depressions.
On northeast it is limited by Western outskirts of Lena-Angarsky plateau, on the north and northwest - southern extremity of Angarsky mountain-ridge.
Siberia - MSN Encarta (1564 words)
Siberia is bounded on the west by the Ural Mountains; on the north by the Arctic Ocean; on the east by the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Strait; and on the south by China, Mongolia, and the hills of north central Kazakhstan.
Between the Yenisey and Lena rivers lies the Central Siberian Plateau, with elevations ranging between 300 and 1200 m (1000 and 4000 ft).
In Tomsk, in the West Siberian Plain, the average temperature in January is -21° C (-6° F), and the average temperature in July is 18° C (64° F).
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