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Kuril Islands

Pronunciation: /kʊˌriːl ˈʌɪlən(d)z/
(also Kurile Islands or the Kurils)
A chain of 56 islands between the Sea of Okhotsk and the North Pacific, stretching from the southern tip of the Kamchatka peninsula to the north-eastern corner of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. They are the subject of dispute between Russia and Japan.

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