|Russian: Остров Беккера|
Location of the Franz Josef Archipelago.
|Archipelago||Franz Josef Archipelago|
|Length||14 km (8.7 mi)|
|Width||3 km (1.9 mi)|
|Highest elevation||165 m (541 ft)|
Becker Island is long and narrow, stretching from East to West. Its length is 14 km (8.7 mi) and its average width 3 km (1.9 mi).
The eastern half of this island is unglacierized. Highest point 165 m (541 ft); the eastern cape is not far away from this summit and is known as Mys Galkovskogo.
Becker Island was named after German civil engineer and entomologist Theodor Becker (1840 - 1928). Becker wrote about the insects in North Siberia as a contribution to the scientific results of Baron Eduard von Toll's Russian Polar Expedition of 1900-1903.
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