Arabat Tongue

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Arabat Tongue

 

a long, narrow bar composed mainly of shell material, which separates the Sivash sound from the Sea of Azov. The Arabat Tongue is about 100 km long and from 270 m to 8 km wide. In the north the Arabat Tongue is separated from the continent by the narrow Genichesk Strait.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.