Abel Island

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Abel Island
Native name: Abeløya
Abel Island is located in Svalbard
Abel Island
Abel Island
Location in Svalbard
Coordinates 78°59′20″N 30°12′20″E / 78.98889°N 30.20556°E / 78.98889; 30.20556Coordinates: 78°59′20″N 30°12′20″E / 78.98889°N 30.20556°E / 78.98889; 30.20556
Area 13 km2 (5.0 sq mi)

Abel Island[1][2][3] (Norwegian: Abeløya) is an island in Svalbard. It is the third-largest island of Kong Karls Land with an area of 13 km2 (5.0 sq mi). It is named after the Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel.[4] Abel Island is separated from Kongsøya by the strait Lydiannasundet.[5]


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  4. ^ "Abeløya (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lydiannasundet (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 10 July 2013.