Becker Island

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Becker Island
Russian: 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; 59.317500
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 (Остров Беккера; Ostrov Bekkera) is an island in Franz Josef Land, Russian Arctic. It is located straight south of Rainer Island.

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

The eastern half of this island is unglacierized. Highest point 165 m (541 ft); the eastern cape is not far away from this summit and is known as Mys Galkovskogo.

Becker Island was named after German civil engineer and entomologist Theodor Becker (1840 - 1928). Becker wrote about the insects in North Siberia as a contribution to the scientific results of Baron Eduard von Toll's Russian Polar Expedition of 1900-1903.

Coordinates: 81°11′29″N 59°19′03″E / 81.191389°N 59.317500°E / 81.191389; 59.317500

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