The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Bolshoy Baranov

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_89

Bolshoy Baranov – a cape on the mainland coast of the East Siberian Sea between the mouths of the rivers Kolyma and Rauchua, Chukotka Autonomous District, Russia. It was opened in the middle of the eighteenth century. F.P. Wrangel believed that it took its name “from a large numbers of wild sheep” (“baran” is a Russian word for “a sheep”).

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