|Native name: Карагинский остров|
Location of Karaginsky Island off the eastern Kamchatka coast
Karaginsky Island (Russia)
|Location||Karaginsky Gulf of the Bering Sea|
|Area||2,404 km2 (928 sq mi)|
|Length||101 km (62.8 mi)|
|Width||27 km (16.8 mi)|
|Highest elevation||912 m (2,992 ft)|
|Highest point||Gora Sakonoval'|
|Designated:||September 13, 1994 |
Karaginsky Island or Karaginskiy Island (Russian: Карагинский остров) is an island in the Karaginsky Gulf of the Bering Sea. The 40 km wide strait between the Kamchatka Peninsula and this island is called Litke Strait.
The island's area is 2,404 km². It is 101 km long and up to 27 km wide. The highest peak of the island is 912 m. Karaginsky Island is covered with tundra vegetation and cedar underwood. In the summer there are many flowers.
Karaginsky Island is a Ramsar site.
Nowadays this island is popular with tourists who come to enjoy the wildlife.
- 45 km north of Karaginsky Island's northern tip lies small and narrow Verkhoturov Island (Ostrov Verkhoturova). It is 3.5 km long and has an average width of 0.5 km.
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