Taymyr Peninsula

Taymyr Peninsula
Peninsula, north-central Siberia, northern Russia.

It lies between the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea, and the Vilkitsky Strait and includes Cape Chelyuskin, the northernmost point of Asia. Its central part is crossed by the Taymyra River, which is 400 mi (644 km) long. It occupies an area of approximately 150,000 sq mi (400,000 sq km). The Byrranga Mountains, in its centre, reach a height of about 3,800 ft (1,150 m).

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also spelled  Taimyr, or Tajmyr,  Russian  Taymyrsky Poluostrov,  
 northernmost extension of the Eurasian landmass, in north-central Siberia in Krasnoyarsk kray (region), northeastern central Russia. The northernmost point of the peninsula is Cape Chelyuskin, north of which lie Vilkitsky Strait and Severnaya Zemlya. To the west of the peninsula lie the Kara Sea and the Gulf of Yenisey; to the east lie the Laptev Sea and the Gulf of Khatanga. The peninsula occupies an area of approximately 150,000 square miles (400,000 square km). In the centre lie the Byrranga Mountains, reaching a height of 1,650–3,800 feet (500–1,150 m). To the north and south of these stretch tundra-covered lowlands.

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