Cape Flissingsky

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Coordinates: 76°42′07″N 69°05′28″E / 76.70194°N 69.09111°E / 76.70194; 69.09111

Nova Zemlya with Kaap Flissingsky indicated by t' Vißinger Hooft on the Northeastern edge (Atlas van Loon, 1664)
Satellite image of Cape Flissingsky

Cape Flissingsky (Russian: Мыс Флиссингский; Mys Flissinski) on Northern Island, Novaya Zemlya, Russia. Its most prominent feature is that it is considered the easternmost point of Europe, including islands.

The cape was discovered by Willem Barents in 1596, during his pursuit of the northern sea route to Asia. It is named after the Dutch city of Vlissingen, the original name being t' Vißinger Hooft.

The cape is a few km from the shelter that Barents and his crew built to overwinter from 1596-97, and he ultimately died the next year. A memorial cross in his honor is erected in the same area.

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