Biriuchii Island

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Biriuchii Island

 

the name of the southern, enlarged area of the Fedotov Spit (in the northwestern part of the Sea of Azov). Until 1929, Biriuchii Island was separated from the spit by a narrow strait. At its point of greatest length, Biriuchii Island is approximately 24 km long (Fedotov Spit, approximately 50 km) and 5 km wide.

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