Wilhelm Island

Wilhelm Island
Native name:
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Wilhelm Island in lower left
LocationArctic Ocean
Coordinates79°3′N 20°25′E / 79.050°N 20.417°E / 79.050; 20.417Coordinates: 79°3′N 20°25′E / 79.050°N 20.417°E / 79.050; 20.417
Area120 km2 (46 sq mi)
Highest elevation566 m (1857 ft)

Wilhelm Island[1][2][3] (Norwegian: Wilhelmøya) is an island in the Svalbard archipelago. It is situated northeast of Olav V Land on Spitsbergen, in Hinlopen Strait. Its area is 120 km². About 33,5 % of the island is covered with ice. The island was named after Wilhelm I.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Nikitenko, B. L., & M. B. Mickey. 2004. Foraminifera and Ostracodes across the Pliensbachian-Toarcian Boundary in the Arctic Realm. In: Alwynne Bowyer Beaudoin & Martin J. Head (eds.), The Palynology and Micropalaeontology of Boundaries, pp. 137–174. London: The Geological Society, p. 153.
  2. ^ Mills, William James. 2003. Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia. Volume 1: A–L. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio, p. 363.
  3. ^ Logan, Alan, & L. V. Hills. 1973. The Permian and Triassic Systems and Their Mutual Boundary. Calgary: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, p. 267.
  4. ^ "Wilhelmøya". The Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
Bjørnsundet, a sound between Olav V Land (left) and Wilhelm Island (right)

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