Karaginsky Island

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Karaginsky
Native name: Карагинский остров
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Location of Karaginsky Island off the eastern Kamchatka coast
Karaginsky Island is located in Russia
Karaginsky Island
Karaginsky Island (Russia)
Geography
Location Karaginsky Gulf of the Bering Sea
Coordinates 58°55′N 164°20′E / 58.917°N 164.333°E / 58.917; 164.333
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'
Country
Russia
Okrug Koryak Autonomous Okrug
Demographics
Population uninhabited
Additional information
Designated: September 13, 1994 [1]

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.

Even though the island is uninhabited, the Karagin Koryaks have traditionally lived in Karaginskiy Island. Migrant reindeer herders still live in temporary shelters on the island.

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.[2]

  • 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.

Administration[edit]

Administratively Karaginskiy Island belongs to the Kamchatka Krai of the Russian Federation.

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Coordinates: 58°55′N 164°20′E / 58.917°N 164.333°E / 58.917; 164.333