Bely Island

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Bely Island
Native name:
Белый остров
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Bely Island, Kara Sea
Bely Island is located in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Bely Island
Bely Island
Bely Island, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia)
Geography
LocationKara Sea
Coordinates73°11′N 71°17′E / 73.183°N 71.283°E / 73.183; 71.283
Area1,810 km2 (700 sq mi)
Length63 km (39.1 mi)
Width41 km (25.5 mi)
Highest elevation12 m (39 ft)
Highest pointBely HP
Administration
Russia
OblastTyumen Oblast
OkrugYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug

Bely Island (also spelled as Belyy and Beliy, Russian: Белый остров) is a relatively large island in the Kara Sea off the tip of the Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia.[1] Close to the island's northwest tip, there is the Russian Experiment Station (Polyarnaya Stantsiya) Popov Station.

Geography[edit]

Bely Island covers an area of 1,810 square kilometres (700 sq mi). It is covered by tundra, but some dwarf shrubs also grow on this island.[2] It is separated from the mainland by the Malygina Strait, an 8 to 10 km wide sound which is frozen most of the year.

This island belongs to the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug which is the northern part of the Tyumen Oblast administrative division of Russia.

Adjacent Islands[edit]

Within Bely Island's wide eastern bay there is a 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long island called Bezymyannyy. Ostrov Tabango and Ostrov Tyubtsyango are located 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the south of Bely Island's SE corner.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staalesen, Atle (26 August 2016). "Cleanup of Bely Island completed". The Independent Barents Observer. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ Vegetation on Bely Island
  • Satellite Views of Russian Experiment station Polyarnaya Stantsiya Belyy: [1]

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