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Sakhalin

Sakhalin (Russian: Сахали́н, suh-khah-LEEN), formerly known as Karafuto (樺太, kah-rah-foo-toh) to the Japanese, is a large and very sparsely populated island which was the center of a long power struggle between Russia/USSR and Japan for control of its large oil and gas resources. Sakhalin is beautiful, but has an undeveloped tourist sector. Because of the energy business, however, good food and hotels catering to foreigners are available.

98km

50.5143

Nogliki

Nogliki is a city in on the island of Sakhalin in Russian Far East, roughly 2/3 up the island. The name is a canny reference to the booming oil business here as it's derived from the indigenous Nivkh word noghl-vo which means 'smelling-village'. Around 10,000 people live here, and as the intro might suggest - it's one of the main population centers for the Nivkh tribe.

124km

51.8167143.1167

Okha

human settlement in Okhinsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia

202km

53.583333142.933333

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, also spelled Uzno-Sakhalinsk and previously known in Japanese as Toyohara (豊原), is the largest city and capital of Sakhalin Oblast, in the Russian Far East, with a population of around 173,000. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is a booming oil town. While the city in general looks quite rough, it does have some beautiful buildings from the Japanese period, as well as some state-of-the-art buildings.

294km

46.9667142.7333
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Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky

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Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky is a port town on the northwest coast of Sakhalin, on the shores of the Tatar Strait.

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