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A map showing the location of the Laptev Sea.
A map showing the location of the Laptev Sea.

The Laptev Sea (Russian: мо́ре Ла́птевых) is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean. It is located between the eastern coast of Siberia, Taimyr Peninsula, the Severnaya Zemlya and the New Siberian Islands. Its northern boundary passes from the Arctic Cape to point with coordinates 79°N and 139°E and closes at the Anisiy Cape. The sea area is approximately 672,000 km². It is named after Russian explorers Dmitry Laptev and Khariton Laptev. It is navigable during August and September. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x841, 583 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Laptev Sea User:NormanEinstein/gallery ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x841, 583 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Laptev Sea User:NormanEinstein/gallery ... A marginal sea is a part of ocean partially enclosed by land such as islands, archipelagos, or peninsulas. ... Siberia Siberia (Russian: , common English transliterations: Sibir’, Sibir; from the Tatar for “sleeping land”) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of northern Asia. ... Taimyr or Taymyr (Russian: Таймы́р) may mean: a peninsula in Siberia that forms the most northern part of mainland Asia, see Taimyr Peninsula a river in the Taimyr Peninsula, see Taimyr River a lake from which the Taimyr River flows, see Lake Taimyr This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Severnaya Zemlya (Северная Земля, Russian, Northern Land) is an archipelago located in the Arctic Ocean. ... New Siberian Islands (Russian: Новосиби́рские острова), an archipelago, located to the North of the East Siberian coast between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea north of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. ... The Arctic Cape is the northernmost point of Komsomolets Island, which in turn is the northernmost island of the Russian Severnaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. ... This list of explorers is sorted by surname. ... Dmitry Yakovlevich Laptev (Лаптев, Дмитрий Яковлевич in Russian), Russian Arctic explorer, Vice Admiral (1762). ... Khariton Prokofievich Laptev (Лаптев, Харитон Прокофьевич in Russian)(unknown — died in 1763), Russian Arctic explorer, naval officer. ...


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Laptev Sea[lAp´tyif] Pronunciation Key, section of the Arctic Ocean, c.250,900 sq mi (649,800 sq km), N Siberian Russia, between the Taymyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands.
The Laptev Sea, part of the Northern Sea Route, is navigable only during August and September; Tiksi and Nordvik are the chief ports.
Formerly called the NordenskjOld Sea for the Swedish explorer Nils Adolf NordenskjOld, it was renamed in honor of Khariton and Dmitri Laptev, two Russian arctic explorers of the second Bering expedition.
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