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Not to be confused with Kazan, a city in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia; nor with the Prikazansky Region of Tatarstan.

The Kazan Region is a physiographic province of Canada and the part of the Canadian Shield that is located in extreme northeastern Alberta, northern Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, and also in parts of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.[1]


The Kazan Region is subdivided into the following subregions: the Coronation Hills, the Bathurst Hills and the East Arm Hills; the Boothia Plateau; the Wager Plateau; the Kazan Upland; the Bear-Slave Upland; the Athabasca Plain, the Thelon Plain; and the Back Lowland.[1]


The base rocks in the Kazan Region are Precambrian crystalline rocks such as gneisses, quartzites and granites. In the eastern part of the Kazan Region these are the predominate rocks. In the western portion the Precambian rocks are overlain by Paleozoic and Cretaceous sediments, many of which have been metamorphosed.[2] In both east and west these rocks are in turn overlain in places by alluvial and lacustrian deposits, as well as glacial deposits.[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Shield / Kazan Region". The Atlas of Canada: Shield Physiographic Regions. Archived from the original on 10 December 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); see also "GeoScan: Shield Physiographic Regions / Régions physiographiques du Bouclier; Atlas of Canada. Atlas of Canada Reference Outline Map Series 6423, (ed. 6), 2010, 2 sheets".
  2. ^ Pojar, Jim (1996). "Environment and biogeography of the western boreal forest". The Forestry Chronicle. 72 (1): 51–58.
  3. ^ Schreiner, B. T. (1987). The Quaternary between Hudson Bay and the Rocky Mountains. XIIth INQUA Congress field excursion guidebooks. National Research Council of Canada. ISBN 978-0-660-12483-4.

Coordinates: 59°54′11″N 101°48′11″W / 59.903°N 101.803°W / 59.903; -101.803