Seward Peninsula

Seward Peninsula
a peninsula in W Alaska, on Bering Strait.

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Peninsula, western Alaska, U.S. Its tip, Cape Prince of Wales, on the Bering Strait, is the most westerly point of North America.

The peninsula is about 180 mi (290 km) long and 130 mi (209 km) wide; its highest peak is 4,720 ft (1,439 m), in the Kigluaik Mountains. The city of Nome is on its southern coast.

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      peninsula in western Alaska, U.S. It is situated between Kotzebue Sound (north) and Norton Sound (south). The peninsula, which covers about 20,600 square miles (53,400 square km), is about 180 miles (290 km) long by 130 miles (210 km) wide; its average elevation is 2,000 feet (600 metres). A few peaks rise above 3,000 feet (900 metres); the highest point is found in the Kigluaik Mountains, which reach 4,714 feet (1,437 metres) in the southwestern part of the peninsula. The peninsula's western tip, Cape Prince of Wales on the Bering Strait (Bering Sea and Strait), is the westernmost point of the North American continent; it lies some 15 miles (25 km) from the Russia-U.S. sea boundary and about 55 miles (90 km) from Siberia. The northernmost tip of the Seward Peninsula lies within the Arctic Circle. The city of Nome is on the peninsula's southern coast, and Bering Land Bridge National Preserve extends over much of the peninsula. The continental divide stretches east to west more or less down the centre of the peninsula, with the northern waters entering the Chukchi Sea and the southern issuing into the Bering Sea.

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