Kurile Islands

Kurile Islands

[koor-il, koo-reel]
noun
a chain of small islands off the NE coast of Asia, extending from N Japan to the S tip of Kamchatka: renounced by Japan in 1945; under Russian administration.
Also, Kuril Islands.
Japanese Chishima.
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Kuril Islands or Kurile Islands (kʊˈriːl)
 
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Japanese name: Chishima a chain of 56 volcanic islands off the NE coast of Asia, extending for 1200 km (750 miles) from the S tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula to NE Hokkaido. Area: 14 990 sq km (6020 sq miles)
 
Kurile Islands or Kurile Islands
 
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