Greely Island


Greely Island
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Greely Island, within the Zichy Land islands
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Location of the Zichy Land subgroup of the Franz Josef Archipelago. Greely Island is located towards its eastern side.
Coordinates81°00′16″N 58°17′52″E / 81.0044°N 58.2978°E / 81.0044; 58.2978
ArchipelagoFranz Josef Archipelago
Area149 km2 (58 sq mi)
Highest elevation447 m (1467 ft)

Greely Island (Russian: Остров Грили; Ostrov Grili) is an island in Franz Josef Land, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia.[1]

This island was named after American Arctic explorer Adolphus Greely.


Greely Island's area is 127 km2 (49 sq mi) and it is almost completely glacierized.[2]

Greely Island is part of the Zichy Land subgroup of the Franz Josef Archipelago. It is separated from Ziegler Island by a narrow sound.

Adjacent Islands

Kuhn Island

Kuhn Island (Russian: Остров Куна, Ostrov Kuna) is a large island with unglacierized shores lying off Greely Island's northern coastline. It has a maximum height of 228 m (748 ft).[3]

Brosch Island

Just south of Kuhn Island lies the small Brosch Island (Russian: Остров Брош, Ostrov Brosh) with a maximum height of 85 m (279 ft).[3] This island was named after Gustav Brosch, a naval lieutenant from Bohemia in the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition.

Kane Island

Kane Island (Russian: Остров Кейна, Ostrov Keyna) is another large partly unglacierized island lying off Greely Island's northeastern shore, southeast of Kuhn Island and separated from it by a 2 km (1.2 mi) narrow sound. It has a maximum height of 282 m (925 ft). Kane Island was named after American Arctic explorer Dr. Elisha Kent Kane.[4]


Various islands of Franz Josef Land

See also


  1. ^ Location[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ UNEP - Islands
  3. ^ a b Циглер (1965). Topographical Map U-40-XXVIII,IXXX,XXX (Map). 1 : 200 000. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  4. ^ Schimanski, Johan; Spring, Ulrike (2015). Passagiere des Eises: Polarhelden und arktische Diskurse 1874. Vienna: Böhlau. p. 446. ISBN 9783205796060.

External links

  • Historical data