Greater Kuril Ridge

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Greater Kuril Ridge (Russian: Большая Курильская гряда) - A part of the Kuril Islands,[1] the Greater Kuril Ridge is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It includes North Kurils, Iturup and Kunashir.

Separated from Lesser Kuril Ridge by South Kuril Strait. Maximum height - 2339 m (Atlasov Island).

Length - 1200 km. Total Area - 10,100 km².

Greater Kuril Ridge is part of Sakhalin Oblast of Russia. Iturup and Kunashir are claimed by Japan.


  1. ^ GSE

Coordinates: 47°17′N 151°30′E / 47.283°N 151.500°E / 47.283; 151.500