Lågøya

Lågøya
Lågøya 2021-09-04 Sentinel-2 L2A True color.jpg
Sentinel-2 image (2021)
Geography
LocationSvalbard, Arctic Ocean
Coordinates80°10′N 18°00′E / 80.167°N 18.000°E / 80.167; 18.000Coordinates: 80°10′N 18°00′E / 80.167°N 18.000°E / 80.167; 18.000
Area103.5 km2 (40.0 sq mi)
Highest point57 m.a.s.l.
Administration
Norway
Demographics
Population0

Lågøya (English: Low Island) is an island in Svalbard, Norway. It is situated north west of Nordaustlandet. The area is 103.5 km2. The island has rarely been visited.

Lågøya was first marked on the Muscovy Company's map (1625) as Purchas plus ultra Island. Cornelis Giles and Outger Rep (c. 1710) labeled it t' Lage eyl. The island was first marked Low Island by William Scoresby (1820).

References

  • Conway, W. M. 1906. No Man's Land: A History of Spitsbergen from Its Discovery in 1596 to the Beginning of the Scientific Exploration of the Country. Cambridge: At the University Press.
  • Norwegian Polar Institute Place names in Norwegian polar areas

See also


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