Laptev Strait


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Laptev Strait

 

(Dmitrii Laptev Strait), a strait between Bol’shoi Liakhov Island and the northern coast of mainland Asia (Yakut ASSR). It connects the Laptev Sea with the East Siberian Sea. Its width ranges from 50 to 63 km, and its depth from 10 to 14 m. It is icebound most of the year. The strait is named in honor of D. Ia. Laptev.

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This has the effect of including within the Russian internal waters three sea areas which could be considered international straits, namely the Kara Strait (connecting the Barents and Kara Seas), the Vil'kitski and Sokal'skii Straits (connecting the Kara and Laptev Seas), and the Sannikov and Dimitri Laptev Straits (connecting the Laptev and East Siberian Seas).