Reyneke Island

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Reyneke Island
Остров Рейнеке
Satellite image of Reyneke Island
Satellite image of Reyneke Island
Reyneke Island is located in Primorsky Krai
Reyneke Island
Reyneke Island
Coordinates: 42°54′N 131°43′E / 42.900°N 131.717°E / 42.900; 131.717
Country Russia
Federal Subject Primorsky Krai
City Vladivostok
District Pervomaisky District
 • Total 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 23

Reyneke Island (Russian: Остров Рейнеке, Ostrov Reyneke) is an island in the Eugénie Archipelago within the Peter the Great Gulf of the Sea of Japan. It is administratively part of the city of Vladivostok in Primorsky Krai, Russia, and is located 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of the city center. Reyneke Island has an area of approximately 4.6 kilometres (2.86 miles) and a population of 23 (2005), making it the smallest of four inhabited islands of Primorsky Krai both by area and population. Most residents live in the island's single settlement of the same named located on the northern coast.

Reyneke Island is a summer recreation location for the Primorsky Krai region, and tourism is an important part of the local economy. The island is popular due to its pebbly and sandy beaches, the deciduous forest (oak, acer and tilia) on the western part of the island, and the meadows on the eastern part. Pinales of the Korean pine variety are found on the island. The islet of Vykent Island and many kekurs are found around the coast. Reyneke Island is connected to mainland Vladivostok by a ferry, operating three times a week in the warm seasons.[1] In addition to tourism, the island is also a local center for fish processing.[2]

Reyneke Island was named after Mikhail Reyneke, Vice Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy and an early hydrographer of the Russian Hydrographic Service in the region.[3]