Information About

Wrangell Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Wrangell Island on The Map

Location

56 ° 17' 51" N,
132 ° 10' 30" W

Region

Wrangell

Hills

Dewey Hill,

Elevation

1896 ft (577.9 m)

Uses

Wrangell Island in Detail.

About

trends NW-SE separated from Etolin I., on W by Zimovia Strait 14 mi. E of Zarembo I., Alex. Arch.

History

Name published in 1848 as "Os(trov) Vrangelya" on Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1396; named for Admiral Baron Ferdinand Petrovich von Wrangell. According to Captain Tebenkov (1852, p. 8), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), the Indian name was "Os(trov) Kachkhanna."