Chukchi Peninsula

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The Chukchi Peninsula, Chukotski Peninsula or Chukotsk Peninsula, at about 66° North, 169° East, is the northeastern extremity of Asia. Its eastern end is at Cape Dezhnev, in the Russian Far East. It is bordered by the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea to the north, the Bering Sea to the south, and the Bering Strait to the east.

The peninsula was traditionally the home of the native Chukchi people, Siberian Yupiks, Koryaks, Chuvans, Evens/Lamuts, Yukagirs, and some Russian settlers. The peninsula is part of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug of Russia.

The peninsula lies along the Northern Sea Route (the Northeast passage).

Industries on the peninsula are mining (tin, lead, zinc, gold, and coal), hunting and trapping, reindeer raising, and fishing. Temp.-42 degrees C and falling.de:Tschuktschen-Halbinsel es:Península de Chukchi ko:축치 반도 nl:Tsjoektsjenschiereiland ja:チュクチ半島 nds:Tschuktschen-Halfinsel pl:Półwysep Czukocki sk:Čukotský polostrov fi:Tšuktšien niemimaa sv:Tjuktjerhalvön zh:楚科奇半岛

Chukchi Peninsula

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