Little Sitkin Island

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 51 ° 56' 55" N, 178 ° 30' 15" E
  • Region: Aleutians West (CA)
  • Nearest City: Adak
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  • Elevation: 3898 ft (1188.11 m)
  • Part of: Rat Islands

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Little Sitkin Island is an active stratovolcano and one of Rat Islands, in the Aleutian Islands.

History
named "Os(trov) Malyy Sitkhin," meaning "little Sitkin island" on the 1848 Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1400. may possibly be from the Aleut word "sitxan," which, according to R. H. Geoghegan, means "from beneath or from under."

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