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Location of the Zemlya Zichy subgroup in Franz Josef Land
|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|
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. 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).
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.
- Clements R. Markham, The Lands of Silence
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