Cape Dezhnev


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Cape Dezhnev

(dĕzh`nəf, Russ. dyāsh`nyəf) or

East Cape,

northeasternmost point of Asia, Russian Far East, on Chukchi Peninsula and on the Bering Strait. It is named after Semyon Dezhnev, the Russian navigator who explored it in 1648.
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The other observation post was on Cape Pe'ek, 10 km south of Cape Dezhnev (Fig.
The relief of the Chukotka coastline, both at Sireniki and at Cape Dezhnev, makes it possible to conduct observations from heights of up to 300-400 m.
For ease of discussion, we divided the surveyed coastline of the Chukotka Peninsula into three sections: the south coast, from Cape Bering to Cape Chaplin; the east coast, from Cape Chaplin to Cape Dezhnev; and the north coast, from Cape Dezhnev to Cape Serdtse-Kamen.