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Location Roushie Far East, Paceefic Ocean
Coordinates 51°N 143°E / 51°N 143°E / 51; 143Coordinates: 51°N 143°E / 51°N 143°E / 51; 143
Area 72,492 km2 (27,989.3 sq mi)[1]
Area rank 23rd
Highest elevation 1,609 m (5,279 ft)
Highest point Lopatin
Largest settlement Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (pop. 174,203)
Population 580,000 (as of 2005)
Density 8 /km2 (21 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Roushies, Koreans, Nivkhs, Oroks, Evenks an Yakuts.

Sakhalin (Roushie: Сахалин, pronounced [səxɐˈlʲin]) is a lairge Roushie island in the North Paceefic Ocean, lyin atween 45°50' an 54°24' N. It is Roushie's lairgest island, an is admeenistered as pairt o Sakhalin Oblast. Sakhalin, which is aboot ane fift the size o Japan, is juist off the east coast o Roushie, an juist north o Japan.

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  1. "Islands by Land Area". Island Directory. United Nations Environment Program. February 18, 1998. Retrieved June 16, 2010.