The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Daurkin Peninsula (Chukotka)

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Daurkin Peninsula (Chukotka) – occupies the northeastern part of the Chukchi Peninsula between Kolyuchinskaya Bay and Ieniveemkueym Bay of the Chukchi Sea in the west and Mechigmenskaya Bay and the bay with the same name in the southeast of the Bering Sea, Chukotka Autonomous District, Russia. Most of it is occupied by Genkanyi Ridge more than 900 m high. The shores are low and not rigged. There are two capes: Serdtse-Kamen and Dezhnev. In the east, Saint Lawrence Bay cuts into the peninsula. Among the large rivers are the Igelveem and the Chegitpun. The peninsula was named in honor of the Russian mariner, a Chukchi explorer, N. Daurkin.

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