Lesser Kuril Ridge

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Lesser Kuril Ridge (Russian: Малая Курильская гряда) - a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, that's part of the Kuril Islands.[1] It includes Shikotan, Habomai Islands and several small islands lying close to the Shikotan.

Separated from Greater Kuril Ridge by South Kuril Strait. Maximum height - 412 m (Shikotan).

Length - 100 km. Total Area - 360.85 km². Includes 6 large and several smaller islands.

Lesser Kuril Ridge is part of Yuzhno-Kurilsky District of Sakhalin Oblast of Russia. Claimed by Japan.

Name Area,
km²
Maximum height, m Latitude Longitude
Lesser Kuril Ridge
Shikotan 264,13 412 43°48' 146°45'
Polonsky Island 11,57 16 43°38' 146°19'
Oskolki 0,2 38 43°35' 146°25'
Zeleny Island 58,72 24 43°30' 146°08'
Tanfilyev Island 12,92 15 43°26' 145°55'
Yuri 10,32 44 43°25' 146°04'
Dyomin Islands 0,7 34 43°25' 146°10'
Anuchin Island 2,35 33 43°22' 146°00'

References[edit]

  1. ^ GSE

Coordinates: 43°37′N 146°23′E / 43.617°N 146.383°E / 43.617; 146.383