Preobrazheniya Island

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Location of Preobrazheniya Island in the Laptev Sea.

Preobrazheniya Island (or Preobrazhenia) (Russian: Остров Преображенья) is an elongated small island in the Laptev Sea, Russia. The island is situated off the Northern mouth of the Khatanga Gulf (Russian: Хатангский залив), 15 km north of Bolshoy Begichev Island.

Preobrazheniya Island is 7 km in length and its maximum width is 2,5 km. This island is granitic and has high rocky cliffs on its eastern side. The west side of the island is sloping to a gravel beach.

This island was useful as a landmark for ships plying the Northern Sea Route in the past. It is also known as "Ostrov Vstrechnyy". There is an abandoned Polar research station on Preobrazheniya.

Administration[edit]

For administrative purposes Preobrazheniya Island belongs to the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic of the Russian Federation.

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Coordinates: 74°40′N 112°56′E / 74.667°N 112.933°E / 74.667; 112.933