Central Siberian Plateau

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The Central Siberian Plateau (Template:Lang-ru) is a part of Siberia between the Yenisei and Lena rivers.

It extends over about 3.5 million km2, the highest part being the Putorana Plateau, up to 1701 m.

Climate is continental, with short warm summers and long and very cold winters.

Most of the territory is covered with conifer forests (larch is especially abundant). The plateau's major river is the Lower Tunguska.

Known geologically as the Siberian Traps, mineral resources here are very rich and include coal, iron ore, gold, diamonds, natural gas etc.

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