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The Aleutian Islands are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the United States and Russia. They form part of the Aleutian Arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi and extending about 1,200 mi westward from the Alaska Peninsula toward the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, and mark a dividing line between the Bering Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Crossing longitude 180°, at which point east and west longitude end, the archipelago contains both the westernmost part of the United States by longitude and the easternmost by longitude. The westernmost U.S. island in real terms, however, is Attu Island, west of which runs the International Date Line. While nearly all the archipelago is part of Alaska and is usually considered as being in the "Alaskan Bush", at the extreme western end, the small, geologically related Commander Islands belong to Russia.
- also known as 阿留申群島
- part of Aleutians East Borough
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Circumpolar Health Atlas (2012)
by T. Kue Young, Rajiv Rawat
The Aleutian Islands is a chain of over 300 small volcanic mountains, jutting into the Bering Sea from the Alaska Peninsula (Fig. 2.4). The westernmost group, the Commander Islands, is within Russian territory. Alaska spans some 20° of ...
by Eric Bird
The Aleutian Islands begin at the west end of the Alaska Peninsula and extend in a gentle arc for nearly 2,000 km across the north Pacific Ocean to Attu Island. The islands are the subaerial portions of a 10–100 km wide ridge that flanks the ...
Encyclopedia of Prehistory (2012)
Volume 2: Arctic and Subarctic by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember
Although they originated from processes of plate tectonics, the islands of the Western Aleutian region lack the volcanoes that are characteristic of the rest of the Aleutian islands region. Significant land fauna are absent in the Western Aleutian ...
An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward
The Aleutian Islands are a volcanic island arc north of the Aleutian Trench, ...
An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes by Bethany D. Rinard Hinga Ph.D.
The name “Aleutian Islands” comes from the Aleut people who have inhabited the chain's eastern islands since before the end of the last ice age. “ Aleutian” is derived from the Aleut word “allithuh,” which means “community” or “ host.
by Jan Onofrio
At last report, approximately 2,300 Aleut were living on the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands, and a small group was living on the Commander (Komandorskii ) Islands of the Soviet Union. Tribal name. According to one account, the name ...
by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen
Aleutian Islands 74 went through 1,420 miles of wilderness, mountains, and muskeg swamps. U.S. Army engineers and civilian workers began construction in the spring of 1942 under an agreement with Canada. The last stretch of road was ...
The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker
On June 7, 1942, elements of Japanese vice admiral Hosogaya Boshiro's Northern Naval Task Force seized the Aleutian islands of Attu and Kiska. The Japanese aim was twofold: to support Japan's advance on Midway Island by luring U.S. ...
An Encyclopedia by Spencer C. Tucker
On June 7, 1942, elements of Japanese Vice Admiral Hosogaya Boshiro' s Northern Naval Task Force seized the Aleutian islands of Attu and Kiska. The Japanese aim was twofold: to support J apan's effort to seize Midway Island by luring ...
by Project Gutenberg
Siberian fur hunters at once flocked to the Commander Islands and gradually moved eastward across the Aleutian Islands to the mainland. In this manner Russia gained a foothold on the northwestern coast of North America. The Aleutian ...
Encyclopedia of Islands (2009)
by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague
The Aleutian Islands located to the north of the similarly named ...
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