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Aleutian Islands : An Overview

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The word ‘Aleutian‘ is derived from the Chukchi word ‘Aliyat’, which means ‘Island’. The Aleutian Islands are a series of small islands, which extends about 1500 kilometers east of the Bering Sea and Alaska Bay from the Alaska Peninsula, this series separates the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean. In this mountain range, 14 large islands and 55 small The island is included.

Here the total number of islands is 150, the 4 largest islands here are Fox, Andreafe, Rat and Near Iceland. All the Islands fall under the state of Alaska of USA. Comandar (commander) is also a part of these islands located near Kamchatka peninsula of Russia. The Aleutian Islands form a part of the ‘Ring of Fire’. By 1900 these islands were called the Catherine Islands. These islands are politically one. Segum, Unimac and Unmak Pass are available for traffic in these islands.


The amount of sediment in these islands is low. Here some metamorphic rocks are spacious. These are the islands formed by volcanic activity. Here some volcanoes are active, which include Machhishan on Unakash and Sheeshldin on Unimac. These are also the largest island of Fox groups.

There is more sea effect on the climate here. In the entire year, the same temperature, strong winds, heavy rainfall, and continuous fog are the main features of the climate here. There is a lack of trees here only grassy segments and flowering plants are found more.

Here the annual temperature ranges from 30 degrees Fahrenheit to 52 Fahrenheit in August, here is a mixture of Asian and American vegetation species in the natural vegetation, with primarily small shrubs with grass fields.

Here, there are dense herbaceous grasslands in the sedimentary areas. Most of these islands come in the Aleutian Biological Reserve, where seabirds and mammals meet mainly. More than 10 million birds in the Aleutian island provide nostrils (habitat) to the birds. Bering islands near these islands were formerly known as ‘Komandorski’. This term is used in Russian language. Natives of these islands have always been dependent on fish in hunting for their livelihood. Due to the conservation of wildlife, the number of blue foxes has increased greatly due to which many people here are employed in the “fur” industry.

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