Vilkitsky Island (East Siberian Sea)
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Map of the De Long Islands.
Map showing the location of the group
|Location||East Siberian Sea|
|Archipelago||De Long Islands|
|Area||1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi)|
|Length||2 km (1.2 mi)|
|Width||1 km (0.6 mi)|
|Highest elevation||70 m (230 ft)|
|Federal subject||Far Eastern Federal District|
Vilkitsky Island (Russian: Остров Вильки́цкого; Ostrov Vilkitskogo) is the southernmost island of the De Long group in the northern part of the East Siberian Sea. Administratively Vilkitsky Island belongs to the Sakha Republic administrative division of the Russian Federation.
The island is outside of the limits of permanent ice and is unglaciated. At barely 1.5 square kilometres (0.6 square miles) Vilkitsky is the smallest island of the group. The highest elevation is 70 metres (230 feet) above sea level.
Vilkitsky Island was discovered in 1913 during the Imperial Russian Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition led by Boris Vilkitsky on the ships Taymyr and Vaygach on behalf of the Russian Hydrographic Service in order to chart the last blank areas of Russian maps.
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