Sakhalin (Karafuto in Japanese) is a very long (. 1000 km) but narrow (200 km in its largest extent) island located between Japan and Russian Maritime Territory. It is separated from Asian continent by a narrow strait of 6 km width and for that reason, first, Westerners thought it should be a peninsula. The information inside the island such as mountains and the form of rivers has been got from the information coming from aborigines. Old Russian map (1854) This is an old Russian map which was drawn after Mamiya's trip and still follows the habit of the western world at that period: the geographic names of the area are noted in Japanese, for example Strait of Mamiya instead of Strait of Nevelskoi and Karafuto instead of Sakhalin. Sakhalin related Web pages.
Map 2: Road System Due to the complex history of Karafuto defined mostly by extensive governmental isolation, road modernization was not deemed an important issue and s still slightly lacking today. In modern times, the Road and Transportation system is defined mostly by the main railway line (pictured on the map), stretching from north to south. Due to the mountains being situated in the western half, most inhabitants (cca 93%) life on the eastern half of the island. This, combined with the fact that Karafuto is an island separated from the mainland by the Sakhalin straight, enabled that an isolationist life was and (to some extent) is practiced today. Due to the harsh conditions of the ocean to the east, the Karafutese were never a seafaring nation, which furthered their isolation. Between the mountains and the ocean, the lush green plains and forests of Karafuto play an important part in the nation's culture.
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