ⓘ Kuznetsk Depression


ⓘ Kuznetsk Depression

Kuznetsk Depression is located among mountains of South-Central Siberia, including: Kuznetsk Alatau to the Northeast, Salair Ridge to the Southwest, and Mountainous Shoria to the South. It is within Kemerovo Oblast.


1. Geography

The depression has elevations up to 500 metres 1.600 ft. It has an area of 70.000 km², with a length of 400 kilometres 250 mi and width of 120 kilometres 75 mi.

It is split by a network of river valleys. The major rivers are the Tom River and Inya River, with other tributaries of Ob River.

The central section has several Mesozoic basalt mountain ridges with heights of 600–740 metres 1.970–2.430 ft. They include Taradanovs Ridge, Saltymakovs Ridge, and the Karakan Mountains.