Anabar Bay

South coast of Anabargolfs

Laptev Sea, inter alia, with Anabargolf (right), Anabarbucht ( below), Nordwikbucht (center), Chatangagolf (left), wholesale Begichev Island ( top center ) and large Taimyr peninsula (top left)

The Anabargolf (Russian Анабарский залив, Anabarski Zaliw ) is a north of Siberia, Russia (Asia) by golf belonging to the Arctic Ocean Laptev Sea and contains in its southwest part of the Anabarbucht ( Анабарский Губа, Anabarski Guba ) mentioned estuary ( Estuary ) the river Anabar, a stream of the North Siberian lowland.

Geographical location

The Anabargolf is located in the southwest part of the Arctic Laptev Sea and is bordered to the west and south of the mainland's northeastern Russian Republic of Sakha ( Yakutia). To the north and north-east it merges seamlessly into the actual Laptev Sea. South of the Gulf of the eastern part of the North Siberian Lowland lies with the ridge Prontschischtschew - back and the mouth of the Peschanaya as the Eastern Gulf end. After West leads the narrow and elongated Nordwikhalbinsel over to the other side of it located Nordwikbucht. North of the peninsula, the Cape Paksa located at the north end as Northwest conclusion of the Gulf, heads the leading westward into the Chatangagolf Vostochny Strait on the wholesale Begichev Island.

The sea gulf, which extends to about 67 km in length in the mainland, wide at its opening to the Laptev Sea, 76 km and at the transition to Anabarbucht 7-9 km. At its transition to the Laptev Sea, the otherwise 3-12 m deep Gulf is about 17 m to 20 m deep. The hills on the south coast of the Gulf are close to the sea more than 57 m high and those at his West Coast is in the extreme north of the Nordwikhalbinsel to 55 m height.

Flora, climate and ice conditions

In the hinterland of the barren shores of the Anabargolfs tundra prevail with mosses and lichens, being frost rubble deserts reach to the beaches. The winters are long and extremely cold, the summers are short and cold. Around October to July of golf is covered by ice. If melt ice and snow in summer, the Anabar drives often flood the Anabarbucht into the Gulf.


The Russian polar explorer Eduard Toll (1858-1902), the first researchers mapped the landscapes between Anabar and western Popigai and Anabar and Eastern Olenjok that Anabarbucht explored in 1893 and came here before to the Anabargolf.


In the Soviet times there was at the junction of Anabargolfs Anabarbucht to the southeast of the Cape Khorgo ( ⊙ 73.503097222222113.51245833333 ) Located settlement Khorgo. Currently there are no villages on the Gulf.