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Bolshoy Begichev Island

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Bolshoy Begichev
Native name:
Большой Бегичев
Paska Cape, Bolshoy Begichev Island.jpg
Paska Cape, Bolshoy Begichev Island
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Location of Maliy Begichev and Bolshoy Begichev islands in the Khatanga Gulf
Bolshoy Begichev is located in Sakha Republic
Bolshoy Begichev
Bolshoy Begichev
Bolshoy Begichev is located in Russia
Bolshoy Begichev
Bolshoy Begichev
EtymologyNamed for Nikifor Begichev
Geography
LocationLaptev Sea
Coordinates74°32′00″N 112°02′00″E / 74.533333°N 112.033333°E / 74.533333; 112.033333
Area1,764 km2 (681 sq mi)
Administration
RepublicSakha
Demographics
Population0

Bolshoy Begichev (Russian: Большой Бегичев, lit. 'Big Begichev') is an island in the Laptev Sea, in the Sakha Republic, Russia.

Geography

The area of the island is 1,764 square kilometres (681 sq mi). Bolshoy Begichev is located within the Khatanga Gulf (Russian: Хатангский залив), splitting the gulf into two straits.

Adjacent Islands

Maliy Begichev

Only 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi) west of Bolshoy Begichev lies the much smaller island known as Maliy Begichev Island. Its size is only 15 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi). The border between administrative divisions of the Russian Federation runs between the two Begichev islands, so that while Maliy Begichev is in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Bolshoy Begichev is in the Sakha republic. Both Bolshoy Begichev and Maliy Begichev are named after Russian polar explorer Nikifor Begichev.

Preobrazheniya

North of Bolshoy Begichev lies small Preobrazheniya Island. This elongated granitic island was useful as a landmark for ships plying the Northern Sea Route in the past.[1]

History

A NAVTEX Coast Station used to be situated on the island at 74°32′N 112°02′E / 74.533°N 112.033°E / 74.533; 112.033.[2] However, according to the NAVTEX list as of July 2010 the station was no longer listed.[3]

Natural history

A muskox on Bolshoy Begichev Island in Laptev Sea, in the Terpey-Tumus Natural Monument, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia
A muskox on Bolshoy Begichev Island in Laptev Sea, in the Terpey-Tumus Natural Monument, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia

There are muskox on the island.

References

  1. ^ William Barr, The First Soviet Convoy to the Mouth of the Lena.
  2. ^ Master Plan of the Shore-Based Facilities for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (pdf) p81. Archived December 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "GMDSS.1/Circ.12 Master Plan of the Shore-Based Facilities for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System" (PDF). International Maritime Organization. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-18.[dead link]

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