Dzhugdzhur Mountains

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Dzhugdzhur Mountains
Location Dzhugdzhur Mountains.PNG
Location of the Dzhugdzhur mountain range
Highest point
Elevation1,906 m (6,253 ft)
Length700 km (430 mi)
Width175–200 km (109–124 mi)
Native nameEvenki: Jugjur
Dzhugdzhur Mountains is located in Khabarovsk Krai
Dzhugdzhur Mountains
Dzhugdzhur Mountains
StateKhabarovsk Krai
Parent rangeEast Siberian Mountains

The Dzhugdzhur Mountains (Russian: Джугджу́р) or Jugjur Mountains, meaning 'big bulge' in Evenki[citation needed], are a mountain range in the far east of Siberia that run along the entire northwest coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. In the east, mountains emerge from the Stanovoy Range and run northeast for some 1500 kilometers before splitting three ways into the Chersky Range, Verkhoyansk Mountains, and Gydan Mountains. The mountains are quite deserted, the one exception being the gold mines that have operated in the range since the 1920s.


The range was formed by an asymmetrical fold. The southwestern half of the mountains is composed of gneiss and granite from the Precambrian, while the northeast contains Mesozoic shale and limestone as well as Cretaceous and Paleocene igneous rock.[1]

Ecology and Climate[edit]

The coastal stretch of the range is populated by Japanese stone pine and Dahurian larch. Parts of the range occupied by the Okhotsk-Manchurian taiga ecoregion contain swathes of Jezo spruce up to elevations of 1,300 m.

The climate is wet and cold, with wet rainy summers and severe winters.[1]

Popular culture[edit]

  • "Mikhail", (also known as "Misha") most commonly known as Heavy Weapons Guy or The Heavy, from the 2007 FPS video game Team Fortress 2 lives in a remote log mansion in the Dzhugdzhur Mountains.[2]


  1. ^ a b Alexander, Prokhorov (1970). The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (3rd ed.). Советская Энциклопедия. ISBN 978-0028800301. Retrieved 23 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ ""From Hell" – TF2 Official Blog post, February 3, 2011".

Coordinates: 58°N 136°E / 58°N 136°E / 58; 136