Pronchishchev Coast

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pronchishchev Coast

 

the eastern coast of Taimyr Peninsula, bounded in the north by Faddei Gulf and in the south by the beginning of Khatanga Gulf. The coast is approximately 380 km long. The terrain is arctic tundra. The coast was named in honor of V. V. Pronchishchev in 1913 by an expedition of B. A. Vil’kitskii.

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