Onekotan

Onekotan (Russian: Онекотан; Japanese 温禰古丹島; Onekotan-tō, occasionally Onnekotan-tō, Ainu: オネコタン or オネコタㇴ) is an uninhabited volcanic island located near the northern end of the Kuril Islands chain in the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Its name is derived from the Ainu language for "large village”. It is the second largest island, after Paramushir, in the northern subgroup of the Kurils. It is administratively included in the Severo-Kurilsky District of Sakhalin oblast, Russia.

Onekotan
Native name:
Онекотан
温禰古丹島
Onekotan Island (centre) from space, October 1994. North at top
Geography
LocationSea of Okhotsk
Coordinates49°27′N 154°46′E
ArchipelagoKuril Islands
Area425 km2 (164 sq mi)
Highest elevation1,324 m (4344 ft)
Highest pointKrenitsyn
Administration
Russia
Demographics
Population0
Ethnic groupsAinu (formerly)

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