Iturup(redirected from Iturup Island)
the largest of the Kuril Islands (Sakhalin Oblast, RSFSR). Area, 6, 725 sq km; length, 200 km; width, from 7 to 27 km. Iturup, which is in the southern part of the chain, consists of volcanic massifs and mountain ranges. The island has heights up to 1, 634 m. Its coasts are high and precipitous. Alder shrubs are located in the northeastern part of the island; copses of Kuril larch are in the central part. In the southwest, there are mixed forests with lianas. Thickets of Kuril bamboo grow in the underbrush. Erman’s birch and Japanese stone pines are found in the upper mountain belt. The city of Kuril’sk is located on Iturup.