Nordenskiöld Land

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Nordenskiöld Land is located on the western side of Spitsbergen, between Isfjorden and Bellsund.

Nordenskiöld Land is the land area between Isfjorden and Van Mijenfjorden on Spitsbergen, Svalbard.[1] The area is named after Finnish-Swedish explorer and geologist Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld.[2] The coastal region of Nordenskiöld Land (Nordenskiøldkysten) has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports breeding populations of Barnacle Geese and Common Eiders.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Nordenskiöld Land". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Nordenskiöld Land". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nordenskiøldkysten". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 

Coordinates: 78°03′N 15°32′E / 78.050°N 15.533°E / 78.050; 15.533