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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.


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Google previewPacific Islands Pilot ... (1916)

by United States. Hydrographic Office

About the Aleutian Islands is an area of low pressure, its axis just southward of and parallel with them. Between -these areas of high and low pressure there will be a general movement of the air from Asia toward America. Between latitudes ...

Google previewThe New Monthly Magazine (1867)

The great peculiarity about the Aleutian Islands is that they appear, although so sterile, to have been always better inhabited than the adjacent mainland ; whilst the Russians, advancing from the fort on Norton Sound, pushed on slowly to ...

Google previewPacific Islands (1900)

by Great Britain. Hydrographic Dept

About the Aleutian islands is an area of low pressure, its axis ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

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 ...

Google previewEthnic Groups of the Americas: An Encyclopedia (2013)

An Encyclopedia by James B. Minahan

Aleuts The Aleuts, sometimes known as Unan— gan or Unanga, meaning original people, are an indigenous ethnic group inhabit— ing the Aleutian Islands of the American state of Alaska. The Aleut language is an Eskimo—Aleut language ...

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