Cape Koritsky

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Coordinates: 45°33′28″N 148°45′14″E / 45.55778°N 148.75389°E / 45.55778; 148.75389

Cape Koritsky (Russian: Мыс Корицкий, Mys Koritsky) is the northernmost point of Iturup, one of the Kuril Islands. In Japanese, the cape is called either Cape Kamoiwakka (カモイワッカ岬 Kamoiwakka-misaki?) or Cape Kamuiwakka (カムイワッカ岬 Kamuiwakka-misaki?).

The Southern Kuril Islands, including Iturup, are currently administrated by Russia. However, Japan also claims these islands. Since the cape is the northernmost point of the Southern Kuriles, it is also the northernmost point under Japanese claim.

Under Russian administration, the cape is a part of Kurilsky District of Sakhalin Oblast. Russia sets a wilderness area on the northeast part of the island, making a public access to the cape difficult.[citation needed] According to Japanese claim, the cape is a part of Shibetoro Village (蘂取村), Shibetoro District, Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaidō.

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