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is a settlement in Kamchatka Krai
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...
, located on the eastern shore of the Kamchatka Peninsula
The Kamchatka Peninsula is a peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of . It lies between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west...
at the mouth of the Kamchatka River
The Kamchatka River runs eastward for through Kamchatka Krai in the Russian Far East towards the Pacific Ocean. The river is rich with salmon, millions of which spawn yearly and which once supported the settlements of the native Itelmen....
some 50 kilometres (31.1 mi) away from the Klyuchevskaya Sopka
Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a stratovolcano which is the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the highest active volcano of Eurasia. Its steep, symmetrical cone towers about from the Bering Sea...
2. Bedrock3. Conduit 4. Base5. Sill6. Dike7. Layers of ash emitted by the volcano8. Flank| 9. Layers of lava emitted by the volcano10. Throat11. Parasitic cone12. Lava flow13. Vent14. Crater15...
and 522 kilometres (324.4 mi) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the main city and the administrative, industrial, scientific, and cultural center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia. Population: .-History:It was founded by Danish navigator Vitus Bering, in the service of the Russian Navy...
. Population: 4,400 (2007 est.);
Ust-Kamchatsk was founded in 1731 as a settlement of Ust-Primorsky
and later renamed Ust-Kamchatsk (1890). There is a sea port, a fish-processing plant (FPP 66), a few woodworking factories, and Ust-Kamchatsk Airport
Ust-Kamchatsk Airport is an airport in Kamchatka Krai, Russia located two kilometers southwest of Ust-Kamchatsk. It is a medium-sized airfield handling small transport planes. The taxiway and apron configurations suggest possible military use in past, though the substandard runway length suggests...
(opened in 1937) in Ust-Kamchatsk.
In 2007, Ust-Kamchatsk was demoted in status from urban-type settlement
Urban-type settlement ; , selyshche mis'koho typu ) is an official designation for a type of locality used in some of the countries of the former Soviet Union...
to a rural locality.