The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Chukotka Peninsula

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_138

Chukotka Peninsula – located in the northeastern part of Asia, Russia. The area covered is 49,000 km2. It is separated from America (Alaska) by the Bering Strait. Ch.P. is washed by the Chukchi Sea and the Bering Sea. The coast is slightly indented. The only large bay is Chaunskaya Bay. The Bering Sea has a number of convenient bays – Provideniya Bay, Glubokaya Bay, etc. – as well as some large bays, Lavrentiya Bay, Mechigmen Bay, Anadyr Bay, and Kresta Bay. The terrain is predominantly mountainous.

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