Becker Island

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Becker Island
Остров Беккера
Kara sea ZFJ.PNG
Location of the Franz Josef Archipelago.
Location Arctic
Coordinates 81°11′29″N 59°19′03″E / 81.191389°N 59.317500°E / 81.191389; 59.317500Coordinates: 81°11′29″N 59°19′03″E / 81.191389°N 59.317500°E / 81.191389; 59.317500
Archipelago Franz Josef Archipelago
Length 14 km (8.7 mi)
Width 3 km (1.9 mi)
Highest elevation 165 m (541 ft)
Population 0

Becker Island (Russian: Остров Беккера; Ostrov Bekkera) is an island in Franz Josef Land, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russian Arctic.

Becker Island was named after Moritz Alois Becker (1812-1887), the general secretary of Austrian Geographical Society.[1]


Becker Island is long and narrow, stretching from East to West. It is located straight south of Rainer Island. Its length is 14 km (8.7 mi) and its average width 3 km (1.9 mi).

The Kupol Surova (Купол Сурова) ice dome covers the western part of the island.[2] The highest point of Becker Island is a 165 m (541 ft) high summit located at the eastern end. The eastern half of this island is unglacierized. The eastern headland, Cape Galkovsky (Mys Galkovskogo) is relatively close to the island's highest point. The western headland is Cape Lopast.[3]

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  1. ^ Johan Schimanski, Ulrike Spring (2015). Passagiere des Eises: Polarhelden und arktische Diskurse 1874. Wien: Böhlau. p. 443. ISBN 978-3-205-79606-0. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Kupol Surova: Russia
  3. ^ "Ostrov Bekkera". Mapcarta. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 

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