Franz Josef Land

[ land; German lahnt ]
/ lænd; German lɑnt /

noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Franz Josef Land

Franz Josef Land
/ (German frants ˈjoːzɛf) /

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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