Bolshoy Begichev Island
|Native name: Большой Бегичев|
Location of Maliy Begichev and Bolshoy Begichev islands in the Khatanga Gulf
Bolshoy Begichev Island (Russia)
|Area||1,764 km2 (681 sq mi)|
Bolshoy Begichev (Russian: Большой Бегичев) is an island in the Laptev Sea, Russia. Its area is 1764 km². The island is situated within the Khatanga Gulf (Russian: Хатангский залив), splitting the gulf into two straits.
- Only 8.5 km west of it lies the much smaller island known as Maliy Begichev Island. Its size is only 15 km sq. The border between administrative divisions of the Russian Federation runs between the two Begichev islands, so that while Maliy Begichev is in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Bolshoy Begichev is in the Sakha republic.
Both islands are named after Russian polar explorer Nikifor Begichev.
- North of Bolshoy Begichev lies small Preobrazheniya Island. This elongated granitic island was useful as a landmark for ships plying the Northern Sea Route in the past.
- Master Plan of the Shore-Based Facilities for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (pdf) p81.[dead link]
- "GMDSS.1/Circ.12 Master Plan of the Shore-Based Facilities for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System" (PDF). International Maritime Organization. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-18.[dead link]
- William Barr (Arctic historian), The First Soviet Convoy to the Mouth of the Lena.
- Around the Polar Circle by Motor Vehicle: 
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