Anzhu Islands

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Anzhu Islands
острова Анжу
Island group
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Anzhu Islands is located in Sakha Republic
Anzhu Islands
Anzhu Islands
Coordinates: 75°28′30″N 143°2′30″E / 75.47500°N 143.04167°E / 75.47500; 143.04167
Country Russian Federation
Federal subject Far Eastern Federal District
Republic Sakha Republic

The Anzhu Islands or Anjou Islands (Russian: острова Анжу, Sakha: Анжу арыылара) are an archipelago and geographical subgroup of the New Siberian Islands archipelago. They are located between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in the Russian Arctic Ocean.

Etymology[edit]

The Anzhu Islands are named after Russian explorer Pyotr Anjou, a Russian-born descendant of Protestant refugees from the French province of Anjou.

Geography[edit]

The total area of the islands is approx. 29,000 km².

This island group is a practically uninhabited territory. It belongs administratively to the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) of the Russian Federation.

Main islands[edit]

The main islands of the Anzhu Islands archipelago are, from west to east:

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