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Anabar Bay

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Location  Far North
Basin countries  Russia
Max. width  76 km (47 mi)
River sources  Anabar River, Suolama
Ocean/sea sources  Laptev Sea
Max. length  67 km (42 mi)
Ocean/sea source  Laptev Sea
Anabar Bay
Settlements  Khorgo and Tostuya (abandoned)

Anabar Bay (Russian: Анабарский залив, Anabarskiy Zaliv) is a gulf in the Laptev Sea. Lat 74° 30' and long 113° 15'. It stretches between the eastern cape off the mouth of the Anabar River and the Nordvik Peninsula. Nordvik Bay lies further west of it, beyond Cape Paksa at the tip of the peninsula.


Map of Anabarskiy zal., Russia, 678440


Anabar Bay opens towards the north and it is about 76 km in width. It includes the estuary of the Anabar River which is about 40 km long with an average width of 10 km. Three rivers have their mouths at the beginning of the estuary, the Anabar in the center, the Tistyakh-Yuryage from the right, and the Suolama River from the left.

The Sibirskaya ryapushka fish often arrives in great numbers to the mouth of river Anabar.

The climate is Arctic and extremely severe, with prolonged, bitter winters so that the bay is covered by ice most of the year.

Anabar Bay and its surrounding area belongs to the Sakha Republic administrative division of the Russian Federation.


Baron Eduard Von Toll explored the Anabar Bay region in 1893. At that time it was a very little-known area of the Russian Arctic. He was the first one to map the plateau between the Anabar and Popigay Rivers.

There were two settlements in the Anabar Bay area, during Soviet times. One was Khorgo, at the mouth of the bay, and the other Tostuya, further inland at the point where the estuarine area begins.


Anabar Bay Wikipedia

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