Preobrazheniya Island

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Preobrazheniya Island
Russian: Остров Преображения
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Location of the island in the Laptev Sea.
Preobrazheniya is located in Sakha Republic
Preobrazheniya
Preobrazheniya
Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Geography
Location Laptev Sea
Coordinates 74°40′N 112°56′E / 74.667°N 112.933°E / 74.667; 112.933
Area 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Length 7 km (4.3 mi)
Width 2.5 km (1.55 mi)
Highest elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Administration

Preobrazheniya Island (Russian: Остров Преображения), meaning 'Transfiguration Island',[1] is an island in the Laptev Sea, Russia.

Geography[edit]

The island is elongated and small. It is situated off the Northern mouth of the Khatanga Gulf (Russian: Хатангский залив), 15 km north of Bolshoy Begichev Island.

Preobrazheniya Island is 7 km in length and its maximum width is 2,5 km. This island is granitic and has high rocky cliffs on its eastern side. The west side of the island is sloping to a gravel beach.

History[edit]

This island was useful as a landmark for ships plying the Northern Sea Route in the past. It is also known as "Ostrov Vstrechnyy". There is an abandoned Polar research station on Preobrazheniya.

Administration[edit]

For administrative purposes Preobrazheniya Island belongs to the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic of the Russian Federation.

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