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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)
n
(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)
n.
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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On 14 January 1881, Benjamin Leigh Smith, an English yachtsman and explorer, embarked upon his fifth Arctic expedition to Franz-Josef Land, an archipelago of 191 islands approximately 560 miles from the North Pole.