Fosheim Peninsula

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The Fosheim Peninsula is located in western Ellesmere Island, a part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Eureka, a permanent research community, is located on the north side of Slidre Fiord, a few kilometers east of Eureka Sound. While the peninsula was first sighted by the Arctic explorer Adolphus Greely in 1881, it wasn't explored until 1899 by Otto Sverdrup, who named it after Ivar Fosheim, a member of his expedition.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fosheim Peninsula". thecanadianencyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 

Coordinates: 79°40′N 083°45′W / 79.667°N 83.750°W / 79.667; -83.750 (Fosheim Peninsula)