Kolyma Lowland

The Kolyma Lowland (Russian: Колымская низменность) is a lowland plain in the northwestern parts of Sakha Republic in the basin of the Alazeya, Bolshaya Chukoch'ya and lower reaches of the Kolyma rivers. The lowland is formed by fluvio-lacustrine loam soil about 120 m thick. The climate is subarctic.[1]

Kolyma Lowland
Колымская низменность
View of the Kolyma River
Map showing the location of Kolyma Lowland
Map showing the location of Kolyma Lowland
Location in Sakha, Russian Far East
LocationSakha Republic, Russia
Coordinates69°0′N 154°0′E / 69.000°N 154.000°E / 69.000; 154.000Coordinates: 69°0′N 154°0′E / 69.000°N 154.000°E / 69.000; 154.000
Part ofYana-Kolyma Lowland
Elevation100 meters (330 ft)
Area170,000 km2 (66,000 sq mi)


The Kolyma Lowland stretches for 750 kilometers (470 mi) along the Kolyma River from the East Siberian Sea to the Chersky Range, between the Alazeya and Yukagir plateaus. Besides the Kolyma, other rivers in the lowland include the Alazeya, its tributary Rossokha, and the Chukochya. The average elevation of the Kolyma lowland is 100 meters (330 ft) with occasional heights, such as the 512 meters (1,680 ft) high Suor Uyata.[2]

The Kolyma Lowland is part of the wider Yana-Kolyma system of lowlands, which includes the Aby Lowland to the south of the Polousny Range and the Yana-Indigirka Lowland in the northern and western side.[3]

Kolyma Lowland map section

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  1. ^ This article includes content derived from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 1969–1978, which is partially in the public domain.
  2. ^ Google Earth
  3. ^ Oleg Leonidovič Kryžanovskij, A Checklist of the Ground-beetles of Russia and Adjacent Lands. p. 16