Anzhu Islands

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Location of the Anzhu Islands.
Map of the New Siberian Islands.

The Anzhu Islands or Anjou Islands (Russian: острова Анжу, Sakha: Анжу арыылара) are a geographical subgroup of the New Siberian Islands archipelago. They are located between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in the Russian Arctic. The total area of the islands is approx. 29,000 km².

The main islands of the Anzhu subgroup are (from west to east):

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

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


Coordinates: 75°28′30″N 143°02′31″E / 75.47500°N 143.04194°E / 75.47500; 143.04194