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Franz Josef Land

[land; German lahnt] /lænd; German lɑnt/
noun
1.
an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, E of Spitzbergen and N of Novaya Zemlya: belongs to the Russian Federation.
Also called Fridtjof Nansen Land.
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  • Although they were in the latitude of Franz Josef Land, no welcome shores appeared.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • Could we, after all, have arrived at the east side of Franz Josef Land?

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • The best we can hope for will then be a winter somewhere or other on Franz Josef Land.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • It is three times as far to Franz Josef Land as the distance we have now come.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • He therefore determined to turn and make for Franz Josef Land some four hundred and fifty miles distant.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • For several days we sailed along the rocky coast of Franz Josef Land.

    The Smoky God Willis George Emerson
  • The only thing to do was to steer a course for the group of islands called Franz Josef Land.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • Within thirty-six hours we were out of sight of the highest point on the coast line of Franz Josef Land.

    The Smoky God Willis George Emerson
  • It thus seems as though Franz Josef Land were of a comparatively old formation.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • If there be much more such ice between here and Franz Josef Land, we shall, indeed, want all the time we have.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
British Dictionary definitions for Franz Josef Land

Franz Josef Land

/German frants ˈjoːzɛf/
noun
1.
an archipelago of over 100 islands in the Arctic Ocean, administratively part of Russia. Area: about 21 000 sq km (8000 sq miles) Russian name Zemlya Frantsa Iosifa (zjiˈmlja ˈfrantsə ˈjɔsifə)
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