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The Island Of Shikotan

Shikotan is the largest island in the Lesser Kuril range. It is 27 km long and 5 to 13 km wide. The island is very comfortable for walking. On Shikotan there are no active volcanoes, thermal springs, bears and venomous snakes, as well as large rivers and lakes, but there are many beautiful bays and pristine nature. Currently, the island has a port and a fish cannery. Fishermen on an industrial scale catch cod, flounder, saury, Pollock, squid and crab. Shikotan is also a scientific base-there is a hydrophysical Observatory.

 

Perhaps the most popular place and business card of the island is Cape world's End, which is a rocky ledge that goes far into the sea and falls down 40-meter walls.
The highlight of Shikotan is considered to be Cape Crab and the Spanberg lighthouse standing on it, named after the captain who in the 18th century discovered more than three dozen Islands of the Kuril range, including Shikotan.
The most calm Bay on the South-Eastern coast of Shikotan is Church Bay. On both sides of the Bay are located two Islands – Aivazovsky and the Ninth shaft.
On the way to Snezhkov Bay, you can admire the views all the way: stone-birch forest, open hilly landscape, Islands of juniper thickets.
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