Cape Dezhnev

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Coordinates: 66 ° 4 ′ 45 ″  N , 169 ° 39 ′ 7 ″  W.

Relief map: Autonomous Okrug of the Chukchi
Cape Dezhnev
Chukchi Autonomous Okrug
The Bering Strait on a satellite photo: Cape Deshnev is on the left, Cape Prince of Wales on the right, with the Diomedes Islands in between

The Cape Deschnjow (alternative spelling Cape Deschnjew or Cape Deschnew , Russian Мыс Дежнёва Mys Deschnjowa , after the Russian seafarer and fur hunter Semyon Deschnjow , who circumnavigated it in 1648 as the first European) is the most easterly point of the Russian and thus also the Asian mainland ( Ratmanov Island , which belongs to Russia, lies further east).


It is located on the Chukchi Peninsula on the Bering Strait , which connects the Chukchi Sea ( Arctic Ocean ) and the Bering Sea (North Pacific ). The US Cape Prince of Wales lies in the east at a distance of 82 km from the Russian Cape Deschnjow . In between are the Diomedes Islands . The global date line runs in a north-south direction through the Bering Strait, which separates eastern Siberia from Alaska , thus separating Russia from the USA and thus Asia from America .

The distance to Cape Baba in Anatolia ( Turkey ), the westernmost point of the Asian mainland on the Aegean coast , is 8,223 km. The Asian mainland has the largest extension with 10,940 km between Cape Chaplin (Мыс Чаплина) and Ra's Bab al-Mandab in Yemen .



The area was the starting point of Clemens Forell's escape in the novel As Far as Your Feet Carries.

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