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Western Russian Arctic Islands

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointNovaya Zemlya High Point (1549 m/5082 ft)
CountriesRussia
States/ProvincesArkhangelsk (93%), Nenets (8%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area102,662 sq km / 39,638 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,462 km / 908 mi North-South
682 km / 424 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long75° 7' N; 58° 44' E
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Map of Western Russian Arctic Islands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Western Russian Arctic Islands.
Scandinavia-European ArcticLevel 2 (Parent)
         SvalbardLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Western Russian Arctic IslandsLevel 3
         Norwegian Sea IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Scandinavian MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Finland-Kola-Karelia AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Western Russian Arctic Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Novaya Zemlya High Point15495082 
2.South Novaya Zemlya High Point12924239 
3.Franz Josef High Point6061988 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



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