Franz Josef Land
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Franz Josef Land(lănd, länt)
An archipelago of north-central Russia in the Arctic Ocean north of Novaya Zemlya. Explored by an Austrian expedition in 1873, the islands were claimed by the USSR in 1926.
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Franz Josef Land(German frants ˈjoːzɛf)
(Placename) 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
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Franz′ Jo′sef Land`(lænd; Ger. lɑnt)
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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