Greely Island

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Greely Island
Map of central Franz Josef Land-en.svg
Greely Island, within the Zichy Land islands
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Location of the Zichy Land subgroup of the Franz Josef Archipelago. Greely Island is located towards its eastern side.
Coordinates81°00′16″N 58°17′52″E / 81.0044°N 58.2978°E / 81.0044; 58.2978
ArchipelagoFranz Josef Archipelago
Area149 km2 (58 sq mi)
Highest elevation447 m (1,467 ft)

Greely Island (Russian: Остров Грили; Ostrov Grili) is an island in Franz Josef Land, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia.[1]

This island was named after American Arctic explorer Adolphus Greely.


Greely Island's area is 127 km2 (49 sq mi) and it is almost completely glacierized.[2]

Greely Island is part of the Zichy Land subgroup of the Franz Josef Archipelago. It is separated from Ziegler Island by a narrow sound.

Adjacent Islands[edit]

Brosch Island[edit]

Ostrov Brosh (Остров Брош), also known as Kuna Island (Kuhn Island), is a large island with unglacierized shores lying off Greely Island's northern coastline. Maximum height 228 m (748 ft). This island was named after Gustav Brosch, a naval lieutenant from Bohemia in the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition. Brosch Island also appears as "Ostrov Kuna" or "Ostrov Kun" in some maps. It was so renamed by the American Ziegler-Fiala Polar Expedition, perhaps not knowing that it had been named previously by the Austro-Hungarians, in a similar manner as La Ronciere Island.

Kane Island[edit]

Ostrov Keyna (Остров Кейна), is another large partly unglacierized island lying off Greely Island's northeastern shore, southeast of Brosch Island and separated from it by a 2 km (1.2 mi) narrow sound. Maximum height 282 m (925 ft). Kane Island was named after American Arctic explorer Dr. Elisha Kent Kane.


Various islands of Franz Josef Land

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