Dikson Island

Dikson Island (Russian: Ди́ксон), initially Dickson, is the name of an island in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, situated in the Kara Sea near the mouth of the Yenisei River. A nearby urban-type settlement of Dikson, which functions as a port and hydrometeorological centre is located at 73°30′25″N 80°32′47″E . It is served by the Dikson Airport.

Diksonsky District covers an area of 200,419 km²; its population in 2004 was around 1,100.

Dikson is a port-of-call on the Northern Sea Route from Murmansk to the Bering Sea. It lies only two hours' flight from the North Pole.
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