Bering Island

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Bering Island (Russian: Ostrov Beringa) is located off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Bering Sea. At 90 kilometers (55 miles) long by 20 kilometers (15 miles) wide, it is the largest of the Komandorski Islands.

It is desolate and experiences severe weather, but is inhabited—the town of Nikolskoye is home to 600 to 800 people, roughly 300 of them Aleuts.

Vitus Bering, sailing in Sviatoi Petr (St. Peter), was shipwrecked and died of an illness on Bering Island, along with 28 of his men.

This island is also un-commonly known as the "Floating Island" simply because it "floats" on the International Timeline.de:Beringinsel ja:ベーリング島 pl:Wyspa Beringa

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