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Sakhalin Island

SAKHALIN IS THE LARGEST island of the Russian Federation, 589 mi (948 km) long and 16 to 105 mi (25 to 170 km) wide, with an area of 24,560 square mi (78,000 square km).
Sakhalin is separated from the mainland by the narrow and shallow Mamiya Strait or Strait of Tartary, whi... Read More >>

Mount Sinai

LOCATED IN EGYPT on the SINAI PENINSULA, Mount Sinai has a height of 8,651 ft (2,640 m) and is known locally as Gebel Musa (Mountain of Moses).
This granite mountain has long been associated with the area described in the Judeo-Christian Holy Scriptures as the setting where ... Read More >>

Kashmir

KASHMIR IS THE name given to the Vale of Kashmir, a valley situated on the Jhelum River between the Pir Panjal range and the main range of the HIMALAYAS.
By extension, the name is used to refer to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and to a portion of the old preindepende... Read More >>

Bouvet Island

BOUVET ISLAND, a territory of NORWAY, is known as one of the peri-Antarctic islands, small uninhabited rocks and volcanic islands that circle the frozen continent.
It was discovered by Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, a lieutenant in the French East Indies Company, on... Read More >>

Gobi Desert

THE 650,000-square-mi (1,600,000-square-km) Gobi is the largest desert in CHINA and MONGOLIA; both the Taklamakan Desert (in XINJIANG) and the Changtang Desert (in TIBET and Qinghai) are only half the size.
Only the SAHARA is bigger than the Gobi among the world's deserts. <... Read More >>

St. Helena Island

ST.
HELENA IS AN ISLAND in the South ATLANTIC OCEAN between Africa and South America.
The capital is Jamestown.
The Crown Colony of Saint Helena is formed by the island of St.
Helena, the islands of Tristan da Cunha (more than 1,300 mi or 2,000 km from St.
He... Read More >>

Kamchatka Peninsula

RUSSIA'S FAR EAST IS MARKED by the large mountainous peninsula known as Kamchatka.
Kamchatka peaks form one of the most volcanically active regions on earth, counting over thirty active cones, and at least a hundred more that are now inactive.
Few people live in this rem... Read More >>

Kalahari Desert

THE NAME KALAHARI is derived from the Tswana word Kgalagadi, meaning "the great thirst." The Kalahari Desert, an arid region on the interior plateau of southern Africa, covers area in central and southwestern BOTSWANA, parts of west-central SOUTH AFRICA and eastern NAMIBIA, enco... Read More >>
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