Faddeyevsky Peninsula

Faddeyevsky, also known as Faddeyevsky Island (Russian: остров Фаддеевский), is a large peninsula in the New Siberian Islands, Sakha Republic, Russia.

Faddeyevsky Peninsula
Остров Фаддеевский
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Location of the Faddeyevsky Peninsula in the Anzhu subgroup.
Faddeyevsky Peninsula is located in Sakha Republic
Faddeyevsky Peninsula
Faddeyevsky Peninsula
Geography
LocationNew Siberian Islands
Coordinates75°27′N 143°51′E / 75.450°N 143.850°E / 75.450; 143.850Coordinates: 75°27′N 143°51′E / 75.450°N 143.850°E / 75.450; 143.850
Adjacent bodies of water
Area5,300 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
Length85 km (52.8 mi)
Width60 km (37 mi)
Highest elevation65 m (213 ft)
Administration
Russia
Federal subjectSakha Republic
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

This geographic feature was named after a fur trader called Faddeyev who built the first settlement there.[1]

GeographyEdit

It was formerly recognized as an island, but it is geographically part of Kotelny Island. The peninsula projects from the northern end of Bunge Land eastwards with its isthmus in the north. There is a deep inlet on Faddeyevski between its western coast and adjoining Bunge Land.[2]

Faddeyevsky is covered with tundra vegetation and dotted with small lakes.

Unlike neighboring Kotelny this peninsula is relatively flat despite its size, its highest point being only 65 m. Its area is 5,300 km².

 
Map of the New Siberian Islands ca. 1820.
 
Faddeyevsky Landsat-1 satellite image.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Faddeyevsky Peninsula". Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary: In 86 Volumes (82 Volumes and 4 Additional Volumes). St. Petersburg. 1890–1907.
  2. ^ "Ostrov Faddeyevskiy". Mapcarta. Retrieved 22 July 2019.