Franz Josef Land

[land; German lahnt]

noun

an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, E of Spitzbergen and N of Novaya Zemlya: belongs to the Russian Federation.

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Franz Josef Land

noun

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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