Putoran Mountains


Putoran Mountains

▪ mountains, Russia
also called  Putoran Plateau,  Russian  Gory Putorana, or Putorana Plato,  

      deeply dissected range on the northwestern edge of the Central Siberian Plateau in Krasnoyarsk kray (region), central Russia. The mountains are the highest part of the plateau, rising to 5,581 feet (1,701 m) in Mount Kamen. They have been much affected by volcanic action and glaciation. Their higher parts are characterized by mountain tundra, while the more sheltered valleys have coniferous forests. Many of the valleys running west, toward the Yenisey River, and south have been drowned by large lakes.

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