Shantar Islands (shəntärˈ) [key], archipelago, c.980 sq mi (2,540 sq km), Khabarovsk Territory, Russian Far East, in the Sea of Okhotsk. Discovered in 1645, the islands are used as a fishing base and for fur trapping and lumbering.
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