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Franz Josef Land - Characteristics, Weather, Wildlife, Places of significance, History

area 20 700 km²/8000 sq mi. Archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, N of Novaya Zemlya, NW Russia; over 160 islands of volcanic origin; declared Soviet territory in 1926; most northerly land of the E hemisphere; uninhabited save for a meteorological station on Ostrov Gukera (Hooker I).

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