The island of Sakhalin is situated in the Far East of Russia in the North Pacific, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. ___SCIENTISTS___ say that it is the largest island in Russia with a length of 948 km, and a width of 25 to 170 km, and a total area of about 78,000 square kilometers. Nearly two-thirds of Sakhalin is mountainous. Two parallel ranges of ___BEAUTIFUL___ mountains separate the island from north to south.
The ___GOVERNMENT___ of Sakhalin region is in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, which was founded in 1882. It is located in the southern part of the island and the ___POPULATION___ of the modern city comes to about 180 thousand people. ___VISITORS___ to the area can enjoy watching gorgeous nature as well as go fishing and rock climbing. It may take you long to get there, but this will ___CERTAINLY___ be an unforgettable experience.