The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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


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Yanranay (which translates from the Chukchi language as “Solitary Mountain” as the settlement is at the foot of a mountain of the same name) – a rural locality (a selo) in Chaunsky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located at the mouth of the Chaunskaya Bay. Yanranay was founded in 1960. The Chukchi who live here originally came from Cape Shelag sky. The primary occupations of the local population are reindeer breeding and fishing. The village consists of one- or two-story houses, with basic facilities including a secondary school, stores, a library, the local History and Lore Museum, and a House of Culture (the local community center). There is an unsurfaced road connecting Yanranay to the nearest town of Pevek. It takes an all-terrain bus 40–50 min to cover the 35 km distance between the two settlements.

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