Where is the end of the world?
On the map
If you think about the expression "on the edge of the world", then you can understand its absurdity: our planet is round, where does the edge come from? However, this expression exists and is used everywhere. In addition, there is even a geographical object with the same name. Further we will tell about where it is located, we will also consider its some features.
What is the Land of the World and where is it located?
The Land of Light is the name of a cape on the northeast coast of Shikotan Island, which is located in the Sakhalin Region, the country of Russia.
Why is the Cape called the Land of the World? This name was given to the cape by Yu. K. Efremov - the leader of the expedition to the Kuril Islands in 1946. He studied the island after it was included in the RSFSR.
This cape is a powerful rock, which goes deep into the Pacific Ocean and is terminated by ledges 40-50 meters long. The Land of the World gained considerable popularity among artists and tourists in the second half of the 20th century.
In clear weather from the cape you can observe the volcanoes and mountains of the islands of Iturup and Kunashir, which are located next door.The distance to the nearest land, if you move to the south-east, is about 5.4 km. From the end of the world, it is convenient to observe from the cape called Crab, which is considered the easternmost point of the island of Shikotan.
Screensavers with a view of the Cape of the Land of Light are used in the Soviet film about Robinson Crusoe.
Phraseological meaning of expression
However, most often, speaking of the edge of the world, we mean its figurative meaning. In Russian, as we have already noticed, the expression "at the edge of the world" is used. It means "somewhere or somewhere very far away." Synonyms: at hell on kulichkah, to distant lands. Example of use: "And what you are looking for is generally at the edge of the world."