Wiener Neustadt Island

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wiener Neustadt Island
Map of the Franz Josef Land
Map of the Franz Josef Land
Waters Arctic Ocean
Archipelago Franz Josef Land
Geographical location 80 ° 48 '  N , 58 ° 24'  E Coordinates: 80 ° 48 '  N , 58 ° 24'  E
Wiener Neustadt Island (Franz Josef Land)
Wiener Neustadt Island
length 22 km
width 16 km
surface 237 km²
Highest elevation Peak Parnass
620  m
Residents uninhabited
Location of the Wiener Neustadt island
Location of the Wiener Neustadt island

The Wiener-Neustadt-Insel ( Russian Остров Винер-Нейштадт , Ostrow Winer-Njoischtadt , also Остров Винер-Нойштадт , Ostrow Winer-Noischtadt) is an island in the Franz-Josef-Land , Russian Federation .

The Wiener Neustadt island has an area of ​​237 km² and is almost entirely glaciated . The highest point on the island is Parnassus Peak at 620 m, the highest point in Franz-Josef-Land.

Central archipelago of Franz-Josef-Land - on the right the Wiener-Neustadt-Insel with shadows cast by the Peak Parnassus

The island is part of the Zichy Land subgroup of the Franz Josef Archipelago. It is separated from Ziegler Island and Salisbury Island by the narrow Collinson Strait (Proliw Kollinsona) .

The island was named by the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition under Julius Payer and Carl Weyprecht after the city of Wiener Neustadt , south of Vienna , whose Theresian Military Academy Payer had graduated from.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Geography of the City of Arkhangelsk - Official website of the city of Arkhangelsk (Russian)
  2. Geography of Russia, letter Ф (Russian)