Bely Island (also spelled as Belyy and Beliy, Russian: Белый остров) is a relatively large island in the Kara Sea off the tip of the Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia. Close to the island's northwest tip, there is the Russian Experiment Station (Polyarnaya Stantsiya) Popov Station.
|Native name: |
Bely Island, Kara Sea
Bely Island, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia)
|Area||1,810 km2 (700 sq mi)|
|Length||63 km (39.1 mi)|
|Width||41 km (25.5 mi)|
|Highest elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|Highest point||Bely HP|
|Okrug||Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug|
Bely Island covers an area of 1,810 square kilometres (700 sq mi). It is covered by tundra, but some dwarf shrubs also grow on this island. It is separated from the mainland by the Malygina Strait, an 8 to 10 km wide sound which is frozen most of the year.
Within Bely Island's wide eastern bay there is a 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long island called Bezymyannyy. Ostrov Tabango and Ostrov Tyubtsyango are located 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the south of Bely Island's SE corner.