The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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


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    A strait (from the Chukchi “Peek” “bloated, fat”), which connects the Chaun Bay and the East Siberian Sea. It is located between the islands of Big Ayon, Rautan, and the northwestern part of Pevek Peninsula. It administratively belongs to the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia. The strait has an elongated shape of approximately 14 km long and 4 km wide with an average depth of 15–25 m; the maximum is 31 m. The northeastern part of the strait is limited by the spit of Routan (in the north) and Cape Pevek (in the east) and the southwestern part by Cape Peschanyi (in the west) and Cape Matyushkina (in the south). At the eastern shore, the spit of Nablyudeniya separates the eponymous bay from the strait. On the eastern shore of the strait, there are one inhabited locality, the northernmost city of Russia (Pevek), and abandoned villages of Stroitelnyi and Valkumey.

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    A peninsula separating the Chaun Bay from the East Siberian Sea, Chukotka, Russia. On the west coast of the peninsula,...

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