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Location of Karaginsky Island off the eastern Kamchatka coast
|Location||Karaginsky Gulf of the Bering Sea|
|Area||2,404 km2 (928 sq mi)|
|Length||101 km (62.8 mi)|
|Width||27 km (16.8 mi)|
|Highest elevation||912 m (2,992 ft)|
|Highest point||Gora Sakonoval|
|Official name||Karaginski Island, Bering Sea|
|Designated||13 September 1994|
Karaginsky Island or Karaginskiy Island (Russian: Карагинский остров) is an island in the Karaginsky Gulf of the Bering Sea. The 40 km-wide strait between the Kamchatka Peninsula and this island is called Litke Strait. Karaginsky Island is a Ramsar site.
The island is 101 km long and up to 27 km wide, with an area of 2,404 km². The highest peak of the island is 912 m. Karaginsky Island is covered with tundra vegetation and cedar underwood. In the summer there are many flowers.
Currently this island is popular with tourists who come to enjoy the wildlife. An amateur radio DXpedition (RI0X) visited here during 2014.
- 45 km north of Karaginsky Island's northern tip lies the small and narrow Verkhoturov Island (Ostrov Verkhoturova). It is 3.5 km long and has an average width of 0.5 km.
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