Guker Island

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Guker Island

 

an island in the northern Arctic Ocean in the southern part of the archipelago Zemlia Frantsa-Iosifa. Area, about 508 sq km; maximum elevation, 576 m. Most of Guker Island is covered with glaciers. In 1913 and 1914, G. Ia. Sedov’s expedition, which was headed for the north pole, wintered on the northwestern part of the island on Tikhaia Bay. The island was named for J. D. Hooker, an English botanist.

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