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The Tillo Islands off Bukhta Voskresenskogo
Map of the group showing also adjacent islands.
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The Tillo Islands (Russian : Острова Тилло, Ostrova Tillo) is a group of small islands covered with tundra vegetation. They stretch along the Kara Sea coastal region, right off the bleak coast of Siberia's Taymyr Peninsula. Most of the islands of the group are a mere 3 or 4 km from the continental shore.
The largest island of the group is Pravdy Severa. km and it has a maximum width of almost 2 km close to its eastern end. There is a lake on the southern side of its western end separated from the sea by a narrow spit. This island is located at the mouth of Voskresensky Bay, a shallow bay. This bay is enclosed on its western side by the Polyarnik Peninsula.Its length is 7
The sea surrounding the Tillo Islands is covered with fast ice in the winter, which is long and bitter, and the climate is severe. The surrounding sea is obstructed by pack ice even in the summer, so that these islands are connected with the mainland for most of the year.
This island group belongs to the Krasnoyarsk Krai administrative division of the Russian Federation. It is also part of the Great Arctic State Nature Reserve, the largest nature reserve of Russia.
The Tillo Islands were explored by arctic geologist and prominent scientist Eduard Toll who led the Russian Polar Expedition on vessel Zarya in 1900–1902. Sponsored by the Russian Academy of Sciences, this expedition explored the northern shores of the Russian Empire.
This archipelago is named after Aleksey Tillo, a prominent Russian geographer, cartographer and land surveyor.
Severnaya Zemlya is a 37,000-square-kilometre (14,000-square-mile) archipelago in the Russian high Arctic. It lies off Siberia's Taymyr Peninsula, separated from the mainland by the Vilkitsky Strait. This archipelago separates two marginal seas of the Arctic Ocean, the Kara Sea in the west and the Laptev Sea in the east.
Wilczek Land, is an island in the Arctic Ocean at. It is the second-largest island in Franz Josef Land, in Arctic Russia.
The Nordenskiöld Archipelago or Nordenskjold Archipelago is a large and complex cluster of islands in the eastern region of the Kara Sea. Its eastern limit lies 120 km (75 mi) west of the Taymyr Peninsula.
Voronina Island or Voronina Islands is an isolated two-island group composed of a larger island and a narrow island on its northern side separated by a 3 km wide sound.
The Kolomeytsev Islands is a group of two small islands, part of the Nordenskjold Archipelago in the Kara Sea coastal region, off the coast of Siberia. These two islands are located at the northwestern end of the archipelago.
The Kamennye Islands or Kammenny Islands is a group of islands in the Kara Sea, Russian Federation.
Vilkitsky Island, is an island in the Kara Sea. It is located 40 km northeast of Shokalsky Island, off the tip of the Gyda Peninsula in North Siberia.
The Mona Islands or Mohn Islands is a group of a few scattered small islands covered with tundra vegetation. They are located in the Kara Sea, about 30 km north of the western coast of the Taymyr Peninsula in Siberia, Russia.
The Plavnikovye Islands is a group of islands, in the Kara Sea eastern region, off the coast of Siberia. These islands are covered with tundra vegetation and there are many lakes and swamps. They are under snow and ice during most of the year.
Kolosovykh Island is an island, in the Kara Sea off the coast of Siberia.
Kolchak Island or Kolchaka Island, is an island in the Kara Sea located in a coastal area of skerries NE of the Shturmanov Peninsula. It is near the southern end of the Nordenskiöld Archipelago, but not geographically part of it.
The Heiberg Islands, spelt Geyberg, Gejberg or Geiberg is a group of four small islands covered with tundra vegetation and with scattered stones on their shores. They lie in the Kara Sea, between the bleak coast of Siberia's Taymyr Peninsula and Severnaya Zemlya. These islands are between 35 and 45 km from the continental shore.
The Firnley Islands is a group of three small islands covered with tundra vegetation and with scattered stones on their shores. They lie in the Kara Sea, close to the bleak coast of Siberia's Taymyr Peninsula, not far east of the Nordenskjold Archipelago. These islands lie about 35 km from the continental shore.
The Middendorff Bay, is a deeply indented bay in the shores of the Taymyr Peninsula. It is located southwest of the Nordenskiöld Archipelago in the Kara Sea and it is open towards the west.
Taymyr Island, Russian: Остров Таймыр(Ostrov Taymyr), is a large island in the coast of the Kara Sea. Its length is 33 km (21 mi) and its average width about 10 km (6.2 mi). This island is located west of the Taymyr Gulf in an area of skerries right off the western coast of the Taymyr Peninsula. The narrow strait between Taymyr island and the Siberian coast is called Proliv Taymyrskiy It is about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide on average.
The Taymyr Gulf is a gulf in the Kara Sea that includes the estuary of the Lower Taymyr River.
Nansen Island, is a long and narrow island in the coast of the Kara Sea. Its length is 21 km (13 mi) and its average width about 2.5 km (1.6 mi). This island is located in an area of skerries right off the western coast of the Taymyr Peninsula.
Markgama, or Markham Island is a small, isolated island in the southern region of the Kara Sea off the Sorevnovaniya Bay. This island has only sparse tundra vegetation and it is covered with snow most of the year. The coast of the Taymyr Peninsula is located 15 km to the southeast.
Sorevnovaniya Island is an uninhabited island in the southern region of the Kara Sea. This island is located in the Sorevnovaniya Bay, east of the Mikhailov Peninsula.
Toll Bay, is a bay in the Kara Sea, Russia. Administratively Toll Bay and its adjacent area belong to the Krasnoyarsk Krai administrative division of the Russian Federation.
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