Payer Island

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Payer Island
Native name: oстров Пайера
Kara sea ZFJZL.PNG
Location of the Zemlya Zichy subgroup in Franz Josef Land
Payer Island is located in Russia
Payer Island
Payer Island
Geography
Location Arctic Ocean
Coordinates 80°35′N 60°30′E / 80.58°N 60.5°E / 80.58; 60.5
Archipelago Franz Josef Land
Area 151 km2 (58 sq mi)
Length 20 km (12 mi)
Width 12.5 km (7.77 mi)
Highest elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Highest point Kupol Frolova
Administration
Oblast Arkhangelsk Oblast
Demographics
Population 0

Payer Island (Russian: oстров Пайера, ostrov Payera) is an island in Franz Josef Land, Russia.

This island was named after Julius Johannes Ludovicus von Payer an Austro-Hungarian arctic explorer and an Arctic landscape artist, one of the leaders of the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition.

Geography[edit]

Payer Island is part of the Zichy Land subgroup of the Franz Josef Archipelago. Its area is 151 km² and it lies to the SE of Jackson Island. The headland at the northern end is Mys Nordik.[1] The center of the island is covered by an ice dome named Kupol Frolova (Купол Фролова). Its highest point reaches 452 m (1,483 ft).[2]

Adjacent islands[edit]

Very close to Payer Island, off its easternmost point, lie some small islands:

  • Stoliczka Island (Остров Столичка), the island farther offshore, is the site of a large walrus rookery. Lat 81° 11′ N, long 58° 16′ E. This island was named after Moravian paleontologist Ferdinand Stoliczka (1838–1874) by the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition.
  • Apollo Island (Ostrov Apollonova) lies in the sound between Stoliczka and Payer Island. It is only 500 m across.
  • Milovzorov Rocks (Рифы Миловзорова), rocks awash located off the NE shore of Payer Island.

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ostrov Payyera". Mapcarta. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Kupol Frolova - Map, Weather and Photos - Russia

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 81°09′N 57°30′E / 81.150°N 57.500°E / 81.150; 57.500