Nevelskoy Strait

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Coordinates: 52°10′13″N 141°36′19″E / 52.17028°N 141.60528°E / 52.17028; 141.60528

A satellite image of the Nevelskoy Strait

The Nevelskoy Strait (Russian: Пролив Невельско́го) is a strait between the Khabarovsk Krai mainland and Sakhalin island in Sakhalin Oblast, all of the Russian Far East region in Northeast Asia.

Geography[edit]

The strait on the Pacific Coast of Russia connects the main body of the Strait of Tartary with the Amur Liman (Amur River estuary).

  • Length: 56 km
  • Width (narrowest): 7.3 km
  • Fairway depth: 7.2 m.

History[edit]

It was named in memory of Capt. Gennady Nevelskoy who in 1849 definitively established that the Strait of Tartary is connected with the Amur estuary, and thus is in fact a strait, and not a gulf.

The strait was the location of the proposed Sakhalin Tunnel.

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