Franz Josef Land

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The first reported finding was in the 1873 Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition led by Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht, who named the area after Emperor Franz Joseph I.

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Franz Josef Land

  1. An archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Russia, north of Novaya Zemlya, east of Svalbard.

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