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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 previewCircumpolar 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (2010)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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 ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

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, ...

Google previewRing of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes (2015)

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.

Google previewDictionary of Indian Tribes of the Americas (1995)

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 ...

Google previewWorld War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (2012)

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 ...

Google previewWorld War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2016)

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. ...

Google previewWorld War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2011)

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 ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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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