Diomede Islands


Di·o·mede Islands

geographical name \ˈdī-ə-ˌmēd\

Definition of DIOMEDE ISLANDS

islands in Bering Strait comprising Big Diomede (Russia) & Little Diomede (United States)

Diomede Islands

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Two islands in the Bering Strait. Lying about 2.5 mi (4 km) apart, they are separated by the U.S.-Russian boundary, which coincides with the International Date Line. The larger island, Big Diomede (Russian Ratmanov), belongs to Russia and is the site of an important weather station. To the east lies Little Diomede Island, a part of Alaska.

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