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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.

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

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.