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Coordinates: 43°30′N, 146°8′E The Khabomai Rocks (Russian: Хабомаи (Khabomai), Japanese: 歯舞諸島 (Habomai Shotō)) are a group of islets in the southernmost Kuril Islands. They are currently under Russian administration, but are, together with Iturup, Kunashir and Shikotan, claimed by Japan. For more information on the dispute, see Kuril Islands dispute. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Mōkōlea Rock in Kailua Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, 2. ... Location of Kuril Islands in the Western Pacific. ... Iturup (Russian Итуруп; Ainu エト・オロ・プ; Japanese 択捉島, Etorofu) is the largest island of the Kuriles, located in the Sakhalin Oblast of Russia. ... Kunashir Island (国後島:Kunashiri in Japanese, Кунашир (Kunashir) in Russian, Black Island in Ainu language), a southwestern island of the Kuril Islands, located in the Sakhalin Oblast of the Russian Federation. ... Shikotan (色丹島) (Shikotan in Japanese, Шикотан in Russian), one of the bigger islands of the Kuril Islands, located in the Sakhalin Oblast of Russia. ... The Kuril Islands with the disputed islands highlighted The Kuril Island conflict is a dispute between Japan and Russia over sovereignty over the southernmost Kuril Islands. ...

The Habomai Rocks consist mainly of ten islets, the largest being Seleni? (Japanese: Shibotsu) with an area of 51 km². In 2004, Russia agreed to cede Khabomai and Chikotan to Japanese rule, but was met with strong oppositions from the Russian citizens.

References and external links

  • The majority of Russians are strongly against making territorial concessions to Japan
  • Hokkaido had development plans for Shikotan, Habomai islets
  • Habomai islet gets Russian Orthodox church
  • The Kurile Islands



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