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Karaginsky Island


Karaginsky Island

Native name: Карагинский остров
Location of Karaginsky Island off the eastern Kamchatka coast
Karaginsky Island is located in Russia
Karaginsky Island
Karaginsky Island (Russia)
Location Karaginsky Gulf of the Bering Sea
Area 2,404 km2 (928 sq mi)
Length 101 km (62.8 mi)
Width 27 km (16.8 mi)
Highest elevation 912 m (2,992 ft)
Highest point Gora Sakonoval'
Okrug Koryak Autonomous Okrug
Population uninhabited
Additional information
Designated: September 13, 1994 [1]

Karaginsky Island or Karaginskiy Island (Russian: Карагинский остров) is an island in the Karaginsky Gulf of the Bering Sea. The 40 km wide strait between the Kamchatka Peninsula and this island is called Litke Strait.

Even though the island is uninhabited, the Karagin Koryaks have traditionally lived in Karaginskiy Island. Migrant reindeer herders still live in temporary shelters on the island.

The island's area is 2,404 km². It is 101 km long and up to 27 km wide. The highest peak of the island is 912 m. Karaginsky Island is covered with tundra vegetation and cedar underwood. In the summer there are many flowers.

Karaginsky Island is a Ramsar site.

Nowadays this island is popular with tourists who come to enjoy the wildlife.[2]

  • 45 km north of Karaginsky Island's northern tip lies small and narrow Verkhoturov Island (Ostrov Verkhoturova). It is 3.5 km long and has an average width of 0.5 km.


Administratively Karaginskiy Island belongs to the Kamchatka Krai of the Russian Federation.


  1. ^ "Ramsar List". Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Stock Photograph of Whalebone shrine, Arakamchechen Island, Chukchi Peninsula, Siberia MLP2699 - Search Stock Photography, Photos, Images, and Photo Clip Art - MLP2699.jpg
  • Location
  • Tourism in Karaginskiy Island
  • Birdlife

External links

  • Google map
  • Karaginsky Island Ramsar site

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