Edge Island:see EdgeøyaEdgeøya
or Edge Island,
island of the Svalbard group, 1,942 sq mi (5,030 sq km), Norway, in the Barents Sea, E of Spitsbergen. It rises to 2,349 ft (716 m). An ice field covers SE Edgeøya.
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an island in the southwestern part of the Spitz-bergen Archipelago. Edge Island, a possession of Norway, covers an area of 5,030 sq km. It is composed primarily of sandstones and shales. The maximum elevation is 716 m. The area of glaciation is 1,880 sq km; the ice cover is not solid, and the Stone and King Johan glaciers, among others, flow into the valleys. The vegetation features arctic wasteland and tundra, consisting of mosses, lichens, and other plants. The island was discovered in 1613 by the English navigator T. Edge, although it had probably been discovered earlier by Russian seafarers. There are no permanent residents on the island.