Shalaurov Island

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Shalaurov Island
Native name: Остров Шалаурова
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Shalaurov Island
Location of Shalaurova Island in Russia
Geography
Location East Siberian Sea and the Ciukci Sea[1][better source needed]
Coordinates 69°56′56″N 172°45′58″E / 69.949°N 172.766°E / 69.949; 172.766
Length 1 km (0.6 mi)[2]
Width .8 km (0.5 mi)[2]
Highest elevation 90 m (300 ft)[1]
Administration
Russia Russia

Shalaurov Island or Shalaurova Island (Russian: Остров Шалаурова) is a small island in the eastern end of the East Siberian Sea. It is close to the coast, being only 1.2 km away from a headland located west of the estuary of the Pegtymel River. It lies roughly midway between Cape Shelagskiy and Cape Billings in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. The island is named after Russian polar explorer, merchant Nikita Shalaurov.

This island is only 0.8 km across, and is inhabited by kittiwakes.

Shalaurov island should not be confused with Cape Shalaurova (Mys Shalaurova Izba) located further east on the same coastline at 69°51′00″N 174°33′18″E / 69.850°N 174.555°E / 69.850; 174.555.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Titolo non corretto". Wikipedia (in Italian). Retrieved 10 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Shinevsky, Valery (23 January 2006). ""ПОСЛЕДНИЙ ОСТРОВ" :: CQHAM.RU". news.cqham.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 10 March 2018.