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Republic of Karelia
The area of Karelia is 180,5 sq km.
The republic consists of
16 metropolitan regions
and 2 urban districts, with 808
inhabitted localities.
The city of Petrozavodsk
is the administrative center.


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Kivach nature reserve
The territory with center in the settlement of Kivach where the standard natural zone of the middle subzone of European taiga is taken under protection. It is located in Kondopoga region, 18 km to the northwest from Kondopoga. It was founded in 1931. The nature reserve occupies 10870 hectares, its conservation zone makes 5888 hectares. The place has got the name from the Kivach waterfalls on the Suna River. In the conservation zone there is the geological nature sanctuary of Sundozersky open-cast...

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