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is an island in Franz Josef Land
Franz Josef Land, Franz Joseph Land, or Francis Joseph's Land is an archipelago located in the far north of Russia. It is found in the Arctic Ocean north of Novaya Zemlya and east of Svalbard, and is administered by Arkhangelsk Oblast. Franz Josef Land consists of 191 ice-covered islands with a...
This island is roughly square-shaped and its maximum length is 33 km (20.5 mi). Its area is 612 km² (236.3 sq mi) and it is largely glaciated. Its highest point is 521 m (1,709 ft).
MacKlintok Island is located very close to the west of Hall Island
Hall Island is an island in Franz Josef Land, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia.Hall Island is almost completely glacierized...
, separated from it by a narrow sound, Proliv Negri
. The island's northernmost point is Mys Grili
(Greely Cape). The southwestern point is MacKlintok Island and the southeastern Mys Oppoltsera
MacKlintok Island was named after Irish
The Irish people are an ethnic group who originate in Ireland, an island in northwestern Europe. Ireland has been populated for around 9,000 years , with the Irish people's earliest ancestors recorded having legends of being descended from groups such as the Nemedians, Fomorians, Fir Bolg, Tuatha...
explorer of the Arctic Francis Leopold McClintock
Admiral Sir Francis Leopold McClintock or Francis Leopold M'Clintock KCB, FRS was an Irish explorer in the British Royal Navy who is known for his discoveries in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.-Biography:...
- Ostrov Aldzher (Остров Алджер), Alger Island
Alger Island is an island in Franz Josef Land, Russia. Lat 80° 22′ N, long 56° 03′ E.The length of Alger Island is and its maximum width . Its highest point is . This island is mostly unglaciated, having only a relatively small ice cap in its northern end...
. Lies off McClintock Island's northern shore, separated from it by a 3 km (1.9 mi) narrow sound. Alger Island was the wintering site of the failed American Ziegler-Baldwin expedition of 1901.
- Ostrov Bryeydi (Остров Брейди), Brady Island is a relatively large island. Mostly glaciated. It is located off McClintock Island's northwestern tip, separated from it by the 6 km (3.7 mi) wide Aberdare Sound (Proliv Abyerder). The highest point on Brady Island is 381 m (1,250 ft). This island was named after 1835-1891 English chemist, pharmacist and geologist George Brady
George Brady, O.Ont is a Holocaust survivor of both Theresienstadt and Auschwitz , who became a Canadian businessman and was awarded the Order of Ontario....
. Mys Vize, Brady Island's northernmost cape, is named after Russian Arctic expert Vladimir Wiese
Professor Vladimir Yulyevich Vize , was a Russian scientist of German descent who devoted his life to the study of the Arctic ice pack...
- Right by McClintock Island's southern shore, there is a group of islets called Ostrova Borisika. off the southern coast lies Ostrov Ogord (Остров Огорд), Aagaard Island. This island was named in honor of Bjarne Aagaard, a Norwegian
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...
expert on Antarctic whaling and exploration.