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Pevek is a town in the Far East of Russia, the administrative center of the Chaunsky District of the Chukotka Autonomous Area.

Pevek is the most northern city of Russia.

It stretches along the east coast of the same name passage connecting Chaunsky Bay and the East Siberian Sea, opposite to the islands of Routan, at the 640 km distance from Anadyr.

Pevek airport is located 15 km away from the city. Pevek town is an important seaport of the Northern Sea Route.

In the 1990s Pevek became an absolute "champion" among the cities regarding its relative population decline. Back in 1989 the city had the population of over 12 thousand people, and in 2002 it made only 5,2 thousand inhabitants. The main reason for out migration was the decrease of workplaces due to closed tin mines in the 1990s.

Pevek periodically endures extremely strong gusting southern wind from the coastal hills. The wind is accompanied with blizzards and sharp drop of atmospheric pressure. Within one hour the wind speed can reach 40 m/s with blasts of up to 60 80 m/s. The storm can last from several days to two weeks. The city was built up with consideration of such winds every residential district has a special building wall blocking the strong gusts.


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  (Chukchi Autonomous Area (Chukotka))

Cities of the region

    Mariinsky Posad


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