Kamchatskaya region is situated in the south-east of Russia, including Kamchatka peninsula and Komandorskie islands. Length of Kamchatka from north to south is 1600 km, width of peninsula part - 450 km, continental - 640 km.
In Kamchatka there are 29 active volcanoes, about 300 volcanic constructions. Kamchatka is rich in rivers and brooks - more than 14 thousand. Great number of them have length of 10 km, only 105 rivers - more than 100 km.
Geographic position, sea surrounding and the Pacific Ocean, the relief influence diverse and changeable weather. Coasts of Kamchatka have features of sea climate. In the central and northern districts the climate is continental.
Due to sea surrounding and geographic position Kamchatka is gaining intercontinental meaning in transport system on directions Europe - America, Europe - South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia - America.