Oscar II Land

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Oscar II Land is located on the western side of Spitsbergen, between Isfjorden and Kongsfjorden.
Eskers from Oscar II Land. In the background is Prince Charles Foreland.

Oscar II Land is the land area between Isfjorden and Kongsfjorden on Spitsbergen, Svalbard.[1] The 30 kilometer long glacier Sveabreen divides Oscar II Land from James I Land.[2]

The area is named after Oscar II of Sweden and Norway. Older name variants are Oscar II's Land and Terre Oscar II.[3]

The Hofgaardtoppen mountain is the highest peak in Oscar II Land.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Oscar II Land". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sveabreen (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Oscar II Land". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Lauritzen, Per Roger, ed. (2009). "Oscar II Land". Norsk Fjelleksikon (in Norwegian). Arendal: Friluftsforlaget. ISBN 978-82-91-49547-7. 

Coordinates: 78°40′N 13°30′E / 78.667°N 13.500°E / 78.667; 13.500