Onekotan Island (Kuril Islands, Russia)

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Onekotan Island cruise port

Region
Asia

Local Time
18:22 22 Aug 2018

Coordinates
49.47273 N, 154.74982 E

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Onekotan Island is one of the uninhabited Kuril Islands in Sea of Okhotsk (northwest Pacific Ocean). The island covers a land area of approx 425 km2 (164 ml2). It is roughly rectangular, with length 43 km (26 ml) and width ranging 11-17 km (7-11 ml). 

Onekotan Island (Russia)

The island consists of 2 stratovolcanos linked by a flat isthmus with highest elevation point 1325 m (4347 ft) - the caldera at its southern end. Onekotan features shallow bays and sandy beaches. The island was first inhabited by Ainu people.

Onekotan Island (Russia)

The island first appeared on maps showing Matsumae territories (feudal domain of Japan during Edo period / 17th century). Subsequently, island's sovereignty passed to Russia (1855) then back to Japan (1875) together with the rest of Kuril islands. After WW2 (1939-1945), Onekotan (and all Kuril islands) were annexed by USSR (Soviet Union) and tuday they are part of Russian Federation's Sakhalin Oblast.

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