|Russian: Остров Райнера|
of the Zemlya Zichy subgroup of the Franz Josef Archipelago. Rainer Island is on its northeastern side.
|Archipelago||Franz Josef Archipelago|
|Area||139.8 km2 (54.0 sq mi)|
|Length||14 km (8.7 mi)|
|Width||14 km (8.7 mi)|
|Highest elevation||284 m (932 ft)|
Rainer Island has a roughly round shape, with a diameter of 14 km (8.7 mi). Its area is 140 km2 (54 sq mi) and practically all of it is glaciated. Highest point 284 m (932 ft).
This island was named by the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition after nobleman Rainer Joseph Johann Michael Franz Hieronymus, Archduke of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, also known as the Archduke Rainer of Austria, one of the aristocrats who helped to finance the private venture.
- At the northern end of the sound between Rainer Island and Karl-Alexander Island there is a group of islets known as Lesgaft Reefs (рифы Лесгафта). These were named after Russian social reformer Peter Lesgaft.
- Close to the northeastern shore of Rainer Island there is a small islet called Ostrov Ivanova which is only 0.6 km (0.37 mi) in length.
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