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Fox Islands:see Aleutian IslandsAleutian Islands
, chain of rugged, volcanic islands curving c.1,200 mi (1,900 km) west from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula and approaching Russia's Komandorski Islands.
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the easternmost group of the Aleutian Islands. It is located between the Isanotski Strait on the east and the Samalga Pass on the west. The island group includes the islands
of Unimak, Unalaska, and Umnak; groups of small islands (the Krenitzin Islands); and numerous reefs. The highest point is Shishaldin Volcano, rising to an elevation of 2,860 m (on the island of Unimak). The Fox Islands were discovered in 1759–62 by the Russian navigator S. Glotov. Their name is associated with the abundance of foxes on the islands at that time.