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|Native name: о́стров Се́верный|
Severny Island (Russia)
|Location||Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia|
|Area||48,904 km2 (18,882 sq mi)|
Severny Island (Russian: о́стров Се́верный, Northern Island) is the northern island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, lying approx 400 km north of the Russian mainland. It has an area of 48,904 square kilometres (18,882 sq mi), making it the 30th largest island in the world. It is separated from Yuzhny Island (Southern) by the narrow Matochkin Strait. 40% of the island is covered by the Severny Island ice cap which is the largest glacier by area and by volume in Europe (if counted as part of it). Severny Island is known for its numerous glaciers.
Cape Flissingsky is the easternmost point of Severny Island.
There is a Meteorological Station at Cape Zhelaniya, Severny's northernmost cape.
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