Sakhalin, formerly known as Karafuto to the Japanese, is a large and very sparsely populated island which was the center of a long power struggle between /USSR and for control of its large oil and gas resources.

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, also spelled Uzno-Sakhalinsk and previously known in Japanese as Toyohara, is the largest city and capital of , in the , with a population of around 173,000.


is a port town of 36,652 people in , .

is a city and important oil hub on the northern tip of in the .

is a port town in facing the Tartar Strait, with a population of some 35,000 people.

is a city in on the island of in , roughly 2/3 up the island.

is a port town on the northwest coast of , on the shores of the Tatar Strait.

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  • Type: island
  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 673,000
  • Latitude of center: 51° north
  • Longitude of center: 143° east
  • Elevation: 320 meters (1050 feet)
  • Wikidata: Sakhalin
  • Wikimedia Commons: Sakhalin

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Other Names for Sakhalin

Afrikaans: Sachalin, Arabic: سخالين, Armenian: Սախալին, Azerbaijani: Saxalin adası, Belarusian: Востраў Сахалін, Bengali: সাখালিন দ্বীপ, Bosnian: Sahalin, Breton: Sachalin, Bulgarian: Сахалин, Catalan: Sakhalín, Chechen: Сахалин, Chinese: 库页岛, Chuvash: Сахалин, Croatian: Sahalin, Czech: Sachalin, Dutch: Sachalin, English: Saghalian Island, Esperanto: Saĥaleno, Estonian: Sahhalin, Finnish: Sahalin, French: Sakhaline, Georgian: სახალინი, German: Sachalin, Greek: Σαχαλίνη, Hebrew: סחלין, Hindi: साख़ालिन, Hungarian: Szahalin, Italian: Sachalin, Japanese: 樺太, Kazakh: Сахалин, Korean: 사할린 섬, Latin: Sachalina, Latvian: Sahalīna, Lithuanian: Sachalinas
Macedonian: Сахалин, Malayalam: സഖാലിൻ ദ്വീപ്‌, Marathi: साखालिन, Mazanderani: ساخالین, Panjabi: ਸਾਖਾਲਿਨ ਟਾਪੂ, Persian: ساخالین, Polish: Sachalin, Portuguese: Sacalina, Romanian: Insula Sahalin, Russian: Остров Сахалин, Russian: Сахалин, Serbian: Сахалин, Serbo-Croatian: Sahalin, Slovak: Sachalin, Spanish: Isla de Sajalín, Swedish: Sachalin, Tamil: சக்கலின், Tatar: Сахалин, Thai: เกาะซาฮาลิน, Turkish: Sahalin, Uighur: ساخالىن, Ukrainian: Сахалін, Uzbek: Saxalin, Vlaams: Sakhalien, Welsh: Sachalin, Western Frisian: Sachalin, Wu Chinese: 桦太岛, Yakut: Сахалин, Yue Chinese: 庫頁島, Kabafuto, Karafuto, Ostrov Sakhalin, Saghalien, Saghalin
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