Gerhard Bechtold

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Names and Locations of the Franz-Joseph Islands, Russia

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There are a total of 191 islands, of which only 45 have been named here. I keep on looking for the names of the remaining ones. 5 more unreferences pictures
If you look for an island, you can also use the search engine with the option to spezialise for Franz-Joseph islands.
Main source: Weyer/von Sassen: Vergessene Inseln im Eis (2006)
Further references at Wikipedia

The locations are referenced to Google Earth database, which is reportedly misaligned by 12 km, due to satellite tracking problems in these extremely high latitudes. Similar problems occur in Greenland, Svalbard, Ellesmere Island. As soon as this error is corrected, locations on this page will also be fixed.

Visit another nice less-known archipelago: The Dahlaks
Last update: Mar 2007