Tiksi Bay

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Tiksi Bay
Map showing the location of Tiksi Bay
Location Far North
Coordinates 71°39′N129°8′E / 71.650°N 129.133°E / 71.650; 129.133 Coordinates: 71°39′N129°8′E / 71.650°N 129.133°E / 71.650; 129.133
Native nameБухта Тикси  (Russian)
River sources Sogo River, Yuryage River
Ocean/sea sources Laptev Sea
Basin  countries Russia
Max. length21 km (13 mi)
Max. width17 km (11 mi)
Average depth11 m (36 ft)
Settlements Tiksi

Tiksi Bay (Russian : Бухта Тикси, Bukhta Tiksi) is a bay of the Laptev Sea that cuts into the northern part of the Sakha Republic, Russia.



This bay was first surveyed by Russian Arctic explorer Dmitry Laptev in 1739. It was then called "Gorely Bay". The name "Tiksi Bay" was adopted in 1878. [1]

There is a cross at Tiksi Bay marking the place of death of U. S. whaling captain Thomas Long. [2]


The bay is up to 21 km long, 17 km wide [3] and has a depth of 2 to 11 metres. The Sogo and Yuryage Rivers discharge into the bay.

The port of Tiksi lies on the west side.

Semidiurnal tides in the Kola Bay are about 0.3 metres. In winter the bay is clogged by ice.

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  1. Tiksi Bay / Great Soviet Encyclopedia  : [in 30 vol.] / Ch. ed. A.M. Prokhorov . - 3rd ed. - M .: Soviet Encyclopedia, 1969-1978.
  2. Soviet Life, Issues 7-12
  3. GoogleEarth