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Schmidt Island

Russian: Остров Шмидта
Schmidt Island, Russia.
Location Arctic
Archipelago Severnaya Zemlya
Area 467 km2 (180 sq mi)
Population 0

Schmidt Island (Russian: Остров Шмидта) is part of the Severnaya Zemlya group in the Russian Arctic and was named after Soviet scientist and first head of the Chief Directorate of the Northern Sea Route, Otto Schmidt. It is located at the far northwestern end of the archipelago and lies slightly south of the Arctic Cape on Komsomolets Island and is significantly detached from the rest of Severnaya Zemlya relative to the proximity of the other main islands to each other.

Schmidt Island measures 467 km2 (180 sq mi) and is almost entirely covered by the Schmidt Ice Cap. Owing to its exposed position, the climate in the Schmidt Island's area is much colder than in the rest of the archipelago.[1]

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