Gustav V Land

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Gustav V Land is located on the northwestern part of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard.
The west coast: Hinlopenstretet and the peninsula Gotiahalvøya

Gustav V Land is a land area comprising the peninsula on the northwestern part of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard in Arctic Norway. It constitutes roughly one quarter of the island's area, approx 4000 km2, being some 80 km wide east-west and 85 km north-west, connected to the rest of the island by an 22 km wide istmus in the southeast. The peninsula is bordered to the south by Wahlenbergfjorden, to the west of Hinlopenstretet and Hinlopenrenna, to the north of Nordkappsundet, and west of Nordenskiöldbukta and Rijpfjorden. Bordering over land Gustav Adolf Land to the south and Prins Oscars Land to the east, limited through Rijpdalen and Flaumdalen to Winsnesbreen in the east, further southwest to Brånevatnet and following the river from Brånevatnet to the sea at Bodleybukta. The highest elevation is 630 m on the glacier Vestfonna, which covers large parts of the land.

The coast is heavily indended, especially in the west and north; principal fjords are Murchisonfjorden to the west, Lady Franklinfjorden and Brennevinsfjorden to the northwest, Lindhagenbukta, Sabinebukta, Carolusbukta and Planciusbukta to the north, and Bengtsenbukta to the northeast. Main peninsulas are Gotiahalvøya and Storsteinhalvøya in the west, Botniahalvøya in the northwest, Lapponiahalvøya with Kapp Rubin in the north. The largest islands are Søre Russøya in Murchisonfjorden, Lågøya in Lady Franklinfjorden, Chermsideøya and Castrénøyane north of Lapponiahalvøya and Scoresbyøya in Nordenskiöldbukta.

Gustav V Land was named after Gustaf V (1858-1950), king of Sweden 1907-50.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kjærnet, Torfinn. "Gustav V Land". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gustav V Land". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 79°59′00″N 20°40′02″E / 79.98333°N 20.66722°E / 79.98333; 20.66722