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Mityushikha Bay (Russian: Губа Митюшиха) is a bay on Severny Island in Novaya Zemlya, Russia. Nuclear tests were conducted in 1961 in the area of the bay.

Mityushikha Bay
Mityushikha Bay is located in Novaya Zemlya
Mityushikha Bay
Mityushikha Bay
LocationFar North
Coordinates73°38′26″N 54°34′48″E / 73.64056°N 54.58000°E / 73.64056; 54.58000Coordinates: 73°38′26″N 54°34′48″E / 73.64056°N 54.58000°E / 73.64056; 54.58000
Native nameГуба Митюшиха
Ocean/sea sourcesBarents Sea
Basin countriesRussia
Max. length50 km (31 mi)
Max. width6 km (3.7 mi)
IslandsGagachy Island


It is a long fjord open to the west near the SW end of the island, just north of the western end of the Matochkin Strait. The fjord narrows about 20 km (12 mi) to the east from its mouth. Gagachy Island is located in the middle of the bay, before the stretch that becomes narrow.[1]

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  1. ^ "Guba Mityushikha". Mapcarta. Retrieved 10 April 2019.