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Sakhalin is a long island in the Russian Far East, located between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. Together with the Kuril Islands, the island Sakhalin Oblast, a Russian territory. The largest city on the island and capital of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk oblast is located in the extreme south.Nearly two-thirds of the Sakhalin area is mountainous.

Lopatin Mountain is the highest, at 1,609 m. The Northern part of the island is a swampy plain covered with deciduous taiga, while mountains of the central and southern parts of the island are covered with forests. There are two mud volcanoes, more than 60 thousand rivers and streams, and about 16,120 lakes on the island.