Arthur Island

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Arthur Island
Остров Артура
Map of Franz Josef Land showing journeys and discoveries of Frederick G. Jackson, F.R.G.S. - UvA-BC OTM HB-KZL 61 18 38.jpg
Arthur Island in an 1898 Franz Josef Land map showing Frederick G. Jackson's explorations
Arthur Island is located in Russia
Arthur Island
Arthur Island
Location in Russia
Location Queen Victoria Sea, Arctic Ocean
Coordinates 81°08′N 50°41′E / 81.133°N 50.683°E / 81.133; 50.683
Archipelago Franz Josef Archipelago
Area 111 km2 (43 sq mi)
Highest elevation 275 m (902 ft)

Arthur Island (Russian: Остров Артура; Ostrov Artura) is an island in Franz Josef Land, Russia. It belongs administratively to the Arkhangelsk Oblast of the Russian Federation.[1]


Arthur Island lies in the Queen Victoria Sea north of Zemlya Georga, relatively far from any other island. Its area is 111 km2 (43 sq mi) and its maximum height 275 m (902 ft).[2]

Arthur Island is practically completely glacierized. Only a small area (Mys Ledovoy Razvedky) in the northwestern shores of the island and another (Mys Nizkiy) in the southernmost point of the island are free of glacier ice.

This island was named by Frederick George Jackson after his brother Arthur Jackson, in the Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition.[3]

Coordinates: 81°08′N 50°41′E / 81.133°N 50.683°E / 81.133; 50.683

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ostrov Artura". Mapcarta. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  2. ^ UNEP - Islands
  3. ^ Frederick G. Jackson, A Thousand Days in the Arctic, 2011, p.208

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