Kresta Bay

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Kresta Bay
Залив Креста
Kresta Bay is located in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Kresta Bay
Kresta Bay
Location of Kresta Bay in Chukotka
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LocationFar North
Coordinates66°00′00″N 179°15′00″W / 66.000°N 179.250°W / 66.000; -179.250Coordinates: 66°00′00″N 179°15′00″W / 66.000°N 179.250°W / 66.000; -179.250
River sourcesTnekveem
Ocean/sea sourcesGulf of Anadyr
Basin countriesRussia
Max. length102 km (63 mi)
Max. width43 km (27 mi)
Average depth70 m (230 ft)
SettlementsEgvekinot

Kresta Bay or Kresta Gulf (Russian: Залив Креста; Zaliv Kresta) is a large bay of the Gulf of Anadyr on the southern coast of the Chukotka Peninsula, Russian Federation. Administratively the bay is part of the Iultinsky District of Chukotka.

Geography[edit]

The Kresta Bay is open towards the south; it is almost 100 km in length and has an average width of about 43 km.[1] There are two inlets and a coastal lagoon enclosed by a landspit inside the bay.[2]

Kresta Bay is now a tourist destination. Kresta Bay Airport, served by Chukotavia, is located by Egvekinot, a small harbor in the bay.[3]

An old U.S. Navy map showing Kresta Bay on its upper right corner.
View of Kresta Bay.

History[edit]

This bay was first surveyed by Russian mariner Count Fyodor Petrovich Litke in 1828.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaliv Kresta - article from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  2. ^ "Zaliv Kresta". Mapcarta. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  3. ^ Tourism Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine.

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