Near Islands

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see Aleutian IslandsAleutian Islands
, chain of rugged, volcanic islands curving c.1,200 mi (1,900 km) west from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula and approaching Russia's Komandorski Islands.
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Near Islands


the most western group in the Aleutian Islands. The islands are mountainous (highest point, 953 meters) and uninhabited except for the largest island, Attu. The Near Islands were the first of the Aleutian Island groups discovered in 1745 by the Russian industrialist M. Nevodchikov.

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