Mezhdusharskii Island

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Mezhdusharskii Island

 

an island in the Barents Sea. Separated from Iuzhnyi Island of Novaia Zemlia by the Kostin Shar Strait. Area, 748 sq km. It is part of Arkhangel’sk Oblast, RSFSR. The surface is a hilly plain (elevations to 101 m) with tundra vegetation and bogs. The island is composed primarily of argillaceous schist and sandstone. There are bird colonies on the rocky cliffs.

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