Kuril Islands

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Kuril Islands
Disputit islands
Native name: Курильские острова
千島列島
Sea of Okhotsk map.png
Location o the Kuril Islands in the Wastren Paceefic atween Japan an the Kamchatka Peninsula o Roushie
Geography
Location Paceefic Ocean
Coordinates 46°30′N 151°30′E / 46.500°N 151.500°E / 46.500; 151.500Coordinates: 46°30′N 151°30′E / 46.500°N 151.500°E / 46.500; 151.500
Total islands 56
10,503.2 km2 (2,595,400 acres)
Heichest point Alaid
2,339 metres (7,674 ft)
Admeenistered bi
 Roushie
Destricts Severo-Kurilsky, Kurilsky an Yuzhno-Kurilsky Destricts (Sakhalin Oblast)
Claimit bi
 Roushie
Destricts Severo-Kurilsky, Kurilsky an Yuzhno-Kurilsky Destricts (Sakhalin Oblast)
 Japan
Subprefectur Nemuro Subprefectur (Hokkaido)
Demographics
Population 19,434 (as o 2010)

The Kuril Islands or Kurile Islands (Roushie: Кури́льские острова́; Japanese: Kuriru rettō (クリル列島?, "Kuril Islands") or Chishima rettō (千島列島?, "Chishima Islands")), in Roushie's Sakhalin Oblast region, form a volcanic airchipelago that stretches approximately 1,300 km (810 mi) northeast frae Hokkaido, Japan, tae Kamchatka, Roushie, separatin the Sea o Okhotsk frae the North Paceefic Ocean.