North East Island

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

North East Island

 

(also Nordaustlandet), an island in the Arctic Ocean, in the Spitsbergen Archipelago; a possession of Norway. North East Island has an area of 14,500 sq km. The northern coast is heavily indented by fjords. The surface of the island is a plateau, with elevations to 637 m. An ice sheet, consisting of a number of glacial domes and having a maximum measured thickness of 564 m, covers 11,135 sq km. Mosses and lichens grow in the ice-free areas. There are no permanent inhabitants.

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