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Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)

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Geographic headingSakhalin (Sakhalinskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)
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Geographic subdivision usageRussia (Federation)--Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai︠a︡ oblastʹ)
Variant(s)Kabafuto (Russia)
Karafuto (Russia)
Ostrov Sakhalin (Sakhalinskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)
Saghalien (Russia)
Saghalin (Russia)
Sakhalin (R.S.F.S.R.)
Sakhalin (Russia)
Sakhalin Island (Sakhalinskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)
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Found inGEOnet, Aug. 27, 2003 (conventional: Sakhalin, native: Sakhalin, Ostrov, ISL, 51⁰00ʹ00ʺN 143⁰00ʹ00ʺE, Sakhalinskaya Oblast', Russia, variants: Saghalin, Saghalien, Karafuto, Kabafuto; also entries for Sakhalin, Ostrov, ISL, in Buryatiya and Taymyrskiy (Dolgano-Nenetskiy) Avtonomnyy Okrug; also PPL with name Sakhalin in Ul'yanovskaya Oblast', Bashkortostan, Altayskiy Kray, Rostovskaya Oblast', and Bryanskaya Oblast')
Bradford, A.L. Population assessment of western North Pacific gray whales ... 2003: leaf 7 (Sakhalin Island, Russia)
Merriam-Web. geog. dict., c1997: p. 1030 (Sakhalin; formerly Saghalien or Jp. Karafuto. Island, Sakhalin Oblast, E Russia in Asia, N of Japan in W part of Sea of Okhotsk) p. 1011 (on map of Russia: Sakhalin Island)
Columbia gaz. of the world, c1998 (Sakhalin, island, off the extreme E coast of Siberia, Sakhalin oblast, Rus. Far East, bet. the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan; separated from the Rus. mainland on the W by the Tatar Strait and from Hokkaido, the northernmost isl. of Japan, by the Soya, or La Pérouse, Strait; colonized by Russia and Japan in the 18th-19th cent., was under joint Russo-Jap. control until it passed entirely to Russia in 1875; by Treaty of Portsmouth (1905), Russia retained the portion of Sakhalin N of 50⁰00ʹN and Japan obtained the remainder. The Jap. territory was named Karafuto, and this name was sometimes applied to the whole isl. After WWII the Jap. holdings were transferred to the USSR. Also called Saghalien)
GeoNames [algorithmically matched] island; 51°00ʹ00ʺN 143°00ʹ00ʺE