Verkhoyansk Range

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The Verkhoyansk Range (Russian: Верхоянский хребет) is a mountain chain of eastern Siberia, spanning ca. 1000 km (600 m.), across the Sakha Republic. It forms a vast arc between the Lena and Aldan rivers to the west and the Yana River to the east. It rises to ca. 2,480 m (8,150 ft) in the south. There are coal, silver, lead, and zinc deposits. It constitutes the boundary of the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates.

The world's lowest temperatures for inhabited places have been recorded in this region, and there is quite deep snow cover for most of the year. During the Last Glacial Maximum the range contained extensive glaciers, and the scenery in the summer is typical of "alpine" mountains.

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Coordinates: 67°00′N 129°00′Ebn:ভেরখোয়ান্‌স্ক্‌ cs:Verchojany de:Werchojansker Gebirge es:Cordillera Verjoiansk ko:베르호얀스크 산맥 lb:Werchojansker Bierger lt:Verchojansko kalnagūbris nl:Verchojanskgebergte pl:Góry Wierchojańskie fi:Verhojanskinvuoret zh:上揚斯克山脈

Verkhoyansk Range

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