Information About

Unga Island

Quick Facts

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Location

55 ° 15' 38" N,
160 ° 41' 42" W

Region

Aleutians East

Elevation

522 ft (159.11 m)

Uses

Unga Island in Detail.

About

largest and most important of Shumagin Is., Aleutian Range. 171 square miles in size.

History

Aleut name reported as "Ounga" in 1827 by Admiral A. J. von Krusenstern, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN); in 1840 Veniaminov (v. 1, p. 254), gave the name "O(strov) Unga". Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1968.