Dezhnyov, Cape

Dezhnyov, Cape

also spelled  Dezhnëv , Russian  Mys Dezhnyova , English  East Cape 

      cape, extreme eastern Russia. Cape Dezhnyov is the easternmost point of the Chukchi Peninsula and of the entire Eurasian landmass. It is separated from Cape Prince of Wales in Alaska by the Bering Strait. The Russian name was given in 1879 in honour of a Russian explorer S.I. Dezhnyov, who with F.A. Popov first rounded it in 1648.

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