Hofmann Island

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Location of the Franz Josef Archipelago

Hofmann Island (Остров Гофмана; Ostrov Gofmana) is an island in Franz Josef Land, Russian Arctic.

Hofmann Island is 13 km long and its maximum width is 5 km. It is located 8.6 km further east from Rainer Island and it has three small islets on its northeastern shores.

Hofmann island is the site of a snow runway.

This island has been named after Russian mineralogist and explorer of the Urals Professor E.K. Hofmann (1801-1871).

Northeast of Hofmann Island runs a 45 km broad channel known as Proliv Severo Vostochnyy, beyond which lies Belaya Zemlya.

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Coordinates: 81°17′N 60°13′E / 81.283°N 60.217°E / 81.283; 60.217