Zemlya Georga

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Zemlya Georga
Native name: Земля Георга
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Location of Zemlya Georga in the Franz Josef Archipelago
Zemlya Georga is located in Russia
Zemlya Georga
Zemlya Georga (Russia)
Location Arctic Ocean
Coordinates 80°26′43″N 49°00′45″E / 80.44528°N 49.01250°E / 80.44528; 49.01250
Archipelago Franz Josef Land
Area 2,821 km2 (1,089 sq mi)
Length 115 km (71.5 mi)
Highest elevation 416 m (1,365 ft)
Highest point unnamed

Zemlya Georga, or Prince George Land (Russian: Земля Георга, Zemlya Georga ("George Land")), is an island located at 80°26′43″N 49°00′45″E / 80.44528°N 49.01250°E / 80.44528; 49.01250Coordinates: 80°26′43″N 49°00′45″E / 80.44528°N 49.01250°E / 80.44528; 49.01250. It is a part of Franz Josef Land, Russia.

With a total surface of 2,821 square kilometres (1,089 sq mi), Zemlya Georga is the largest island of the Franz Josef Archipelago. It is also the longest, with a distance of 115 kilometres (71 mi) between its northernmost and its southernmost ends. The highest point of the island is an unnamed location on the northeastern ice dome, at 416 metres (1,365 ft).

The island has a complex coastline, with many bays, deep inlets and capes. Most of the land lies under large glaciers although there is a large, mostly unglaciated peninsula at its northern end, Poluostrov Armitidzh. The westernmost cape of this peninsula is Mys Mul'tanovskogo, beyond which lies the sound known as Proliv Arkhangelskiy between Zemlya Georga and Alexandra Land. The sound known as Cambridge Channel (Proliv Kambritch) is located further to the southwest.

Zemlya Georga has three capes pointing southwestwards on its southern coast: Cape Neale (the westernmost end of the island), Cape Crowther and Cape Grant. Its easternmost cape is known as Mys Murray.

The two capes pointing north, Mys Bryusa and Mys Battenberg, are separated from each other by Sommerville Bay.

The Nightingale Channel (Proliv Neytingeyl) runs east of Zemlya Georga, separating it from Bruce Island.

Zemlya Georga was named by Benjamin Leigh Smith after Prince George.[1]

Adjacent Islands[edit]

  • David Island (Ostrovok Davida), lat 80.15 N long 47.33 E, is a small islet located off Zemlya Georga's southwestern point.
  • Arthur Island lies north of Zemlya Georga's northernmost end, separated from it by the sound known as Proliv Li-Smita.

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External links[edit]

  • "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved March 14, 2009. 
  • Prince George: [1]