Anabar Bay

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Anabar Bay
Анабарский залив
Anabar Bay is located in Sakha Republic
Anabar Bay
Anabar Bay
Map showing the location of Anabar Bay.
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Location Far North
Coordinates 73°42′N 114°00′E / 73.700°N 114.000°E / 73.700; 114.000Coordinates: 73°42′N 114°00′E / 73.700°N 114.000°E / 73.700; 114.000
River sources Anabar, Tistyakh-Yuryage and Suolama
Ocean/sea sources Laptev Sea
Basin countries Russia
Max. length 67 km (42 mi)
Max. width 76 km (47 mi)
Settlements Khorgo and Tostuya (abandoned)
The shore of Anabar Bay

Anabar Bay (Russian: Анабарский залив, Anabarskiy Zaliv) is a gulf in the Laptev Sea. Lat 74° 30' and long 113° 15'. It stretches between the eastern cape off the mouth of the Anabar River and the Nordvik Peninsula. Nordvik Bay lies further west of it, beyond Cape Paksa at the tip of the peninsula.


Anabar Bay opens towards the north and it is about 76 km in width. It includes the estuary of the Anabar River which is about 40 km long with an average width of 10 km. Three rivers have their mouths at the beginning of the estuary, the Anabar in the center, the Tistyakh-Yuryage from the right, and the Suolama River from the left.[1]

The Sibirskaya ryapushka fish often arrives in great numbers to the mouth of river Anabar.[2]

The climate is Arctic and extremely severe, with prolonged, bitter winters so that the bay is covered by ice most of the year.

Anabar Bay and its surrounding area belongs to the Sakha Republic administrative division of the Russian Federation.


Baron Eduard Von Toll explored the Anabar Bay region in 1893. At that time it was a very little-known area of the Russian Arctic. He was the first one to map the plateau between the Anabar and Popigay Rivers.

There were two settlements in the Anabar Bay area, during Soviet times. One was Khorgo, at the mouth of the bay, and the other Tostuya, further inland at the point where the estuarine area begins.

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