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Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (Russian: Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Chukotsky avtonomny okrug; Chuukese language: Chukotkaken avtonomnyken district, Chukotkaken avtonomnyken okrug), or Chukotka (Chukchi Peninsula), the subject of the Federation of Russia (an autonomous okrug) located in the Russian Far East. |
In Chukotka has a population of 53,824 according to 2002 census, and the surface area of 737 700 km2 (284 800 sq. km. Mi.) The main town and administrative center - Anadyr. Chukotka AO is the most north-eastern region of Russia and from the sale of Alaska to the United States was the only part of Russia lying partially in the Western Hemisphere (east of 180th meridian).
El'gigitgin Lake, an important place for scientific research on climate change, is located in Chukotka, as the village of Uelen, the nearest substantial Russian settlement in the United States.
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