Chukchi Peninsula

Location of the Chukchi Peninsula in Far East Siberia.
Map showing the proximity of the Chukchi peninsula in Russia to the Seward Peninsula in America
Chukchi Peninsula. US military map 1947

The Chukchi Peninsula (also Chukotka Peninsula or Chukotski Peninsula; Russian: Чуко́тский полуо́стров, Chukotskiy poluostrov, Russian: Чуко́тка, Chukotka), at about 66° N 172° W, is the easternmost peninsula of Asia. Its eastern end is at Cape Dezhnev near the village of Uelen. It is bordered by the Chukchi Sea to the north, the Bering Sea to the south, and the Bering Strait to the east. The peninsula is part of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug of Russia.[1] The peninsula is traditionally the home of tribes of the indigenous peoples of Siberia as well as some Russian settlers.

Panorama of the mountains in Chukotka, Russia, as seen from Gambell, Alaska

The peninsula lies along the Northern Sea Route, or Northeast passage. It was said to be the location of the prison camp/lead mine where Cornelius Rost claimed to have been imprisoned, as described in the book "As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me," by Josef Martin Bauer. However, the existence of such a camp at that time has been refuted.[2]

Industries on the peninsula are mining (tin, lead, zinc, gold, and coal), hunting and trapping, reindeer raising, and fishing.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Çukot yarımadası
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Чукоцкі паўвостраў
български: Чукотка
čeština: Čukotka
Esperanto: Ĉukotko
한국어: 축치반도
hornjoserbsce: Čukotka
Bahasa Indonesia: Semenanjung Chukchi
Latina: Tschucotia
latviešu: Čukču pussala
Bahasa Melayu: Semenanjung Chukchi
norsk nynorsk: Tsjuktsjarhalvøya
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Chukotka yarim oroli
Plattdüütsch: Tschuktschen-Halfinsel
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Čukotsko poluostrvo
татарча/tatarça: Чукотка ярымутравы
Tiếng Việt: Bán đảo Chukotka