The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Sannikov Strait

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Sannikov Strait – located between the Archipelago (islands) Anjou in the north and the Lyakhovsky Islands in the south (the New Siberian Islands) and connects the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea. Its length is 238 km, width up to 55 km, and depth 10–20 m. Covered with ice throughout the year. Polar station “Sannikov Land” (from 1942). Discovered in 1773 by merchant from Yakutia, Lyakhov. In 1909 named after manufacturer from Yakutia, Yakov Sannikov. The strait is often regarded as a part of the East Siberian Sea.

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