Wiener Neustadt Island

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Location of Wiener Neustadt Island in the Franz Josef Archipelago

Wiener Neustadt Island (Russian: Остров Винер-Нёйштадт, Ostrov Viner-Neyshtadt,[1] also Остров Винер-Нойштадт, Ostrov Viner-Noyshtadt)[2] is an island in Franz Josef Land, Russian Federation.

Wiener Neustadt Island's area is 237 km² and it is almost completely glacierized. The highest point of this island, Peak Parnass, is 620 m, the highest in Franz Josef Land.

Wiener Neustadt Island is part of the Zichy Land subgroup of the Franz Josef Archipelago. It is separated from Ziegler Island and Salisbury Island by the narrow Collinson Sound (Proliv Kollinsona).

This island was named after Wiener Neustadt, a town located south of Vienna, by the Payer-Weyprecht Austro-Hungarian Arctic expedition.

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Various islands of Franz Josef Land

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geography of the City of Arkhangelsk from city administration web site (Russian)
  2. ^ Geography of Russia, letter Ф (Russian)

Coordinates: 80°48′N 58°20′E / 80.800°N 58.333°E / 80.800; 58.333