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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



an island in the Barents Sea, 1.5 km off the coast of the Kola Peninsula (Murmansk Oblast, RSFSR).

Kil’din is 17.6 km long and 7 km wide. The surface is a hilly plateau (altitude, to 281 m) composed of sandstones and shales and abruptly broken on the north and west. Broad terraces descend to the south and east. Tundra vegetation predominates.

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