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Boundary Data of Kuril Islands

LIU Chuang1SHI Ruixiang1ZHU Yunqiang1
1 Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Science,Beijing100101,China


Published:Jul. 2016

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Key Words:

Kuril Islands,South Kuril Islands,Habomai islands,disputed islands,pacific seismic zone,data encyclopedia


Kuril Islands are located between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean. Geolocation is from 43°21′38″N to 50°55′21″N and 145°23′55″E to 156°30′49″E. The Kuril islands are consisted of a series of lands from northeast near the Kamchatka peninsula to southwest near the Hokkaido of Japan. These islands are Shumshu island, Atlasov island, Paramushir island, Antsiferova island, Makanrushi island, Pmelptam island, Kharimkotan island, Ekarma island, Chirinkotan island, Shiashkotan island, Raykoke island, Matua island, Rasshua island, Ushishir island, Ketoy island, Simushir island, Broutona island, Chirpoy island, Brat Chirpoyev island, Urup island, Iturup island, Kunashir island, Shikotan island and Habomai Islands. The total area of the islands is 10299.72km2 with the coastline of 3012.70km, the biggest one is the Iturup island, its area is 3163.76km2. The Kuril islands are located between the Okhotsk Plate and the Pacific Plate, earthquakes and volcanos are frequency. All islands of the Kuril islands are in Russia’s jurisdiction although Japan claim four of them, including the Iturup island, Kunashir island, Shikotan island and the Habomai Islands. The dataset is developed based on the google earth images and references maps. It is archived in the .kmz and .shp formats with the data size of 4.17MB.

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences(Y22Q0203TD)

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang, SHI Ruixiang, ZHU Yunqiang. Boundary Data of Kuril Islands[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2016.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 KurilIslands.kmz 1260.31KB
2 KurilIslandsshp.rar 3011.13KB