Cape Chaplino

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Cape Chaplin
Мыс Чаплина; Angazik
Map of Cape Chaplin area
Map showing the location of Cape Chaplin
Map showing the location of Cape Chaplin
Location Chukotka,  Russia
Coordinates 64°24′17″N 172°13′39″W / 64.4048°N 172.227516°W / 64.4048; -172.227516Coordinates: 64°24′17″N 172°13′39″W / 64.4048°N 172.227516°W / 64.4048; -172.227516
Offshore water bodies Chukchi Sea

Cape Chaplin or Cape Chaplino (Russian: Мыс Чаплина; Mys Chaplina; Eskimo–Aleut: Angazik) is a cape pointing eastward in the Bering Sea in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug of the Russian Federation.

The area was first surveyed described and mapped by Russian mariner Count Fyodor Petrovich Litke during the First Kamchatka Expedition and it was named by Litke in honor of midshipman Peter Chaplin Avraamovich, a member of the expedition.[1]


This headland is located in an area of narrow beach ridges and swales which form a roughly triangular lagoon.[2]

Cape Chaplino was the site of the Yupik village named Ungazik (Chaplino; Unisak on USCGS charts) which gave its name to the Chaplinski dialect of the Siberian Yupik language. The cape is shown as "Indian Point" on a USCGS chart from 1897.[3]


  • Reid, Anna (2002) The Shaman's Coat A Native history of Siberia Phoenix (Orion Books)London paperback edition 2003


  1. ^ Leontyev VV & Novikov KA, Toponymic Dictionary of the Northeastern USSR. Magadan. Magadan Publishing House, 1989, p 407
  2. ^ "Mys Chaplina". Mapcarta. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  3. ^ US Coast and Geodetic Survey Historical maps and Charts project query Bering. (a) select Chart 9302_7-1945; (b)select Chart 366-00-1897

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