Bruce Island

This article is about an island in the Russian Arctic. For the island in the Canadian Arctic, see Bruce Island (Nunavut).

Coordinates: 80°03′N 50°00′E / 80.050°N 50.000°E / 80.050; 50.000

Location of the Franz Josef Archipelago

Bruce Island (Russian: Остров Брюса; Ostrov Brjusa) is an island in Franz Josef Land, Russia. Its area is 191 square kilometres (74 sq mi). The highest point of the island is 301 metres (988 ft).

Except for a very small area at the western shoreline, Bruce Island is completely glacierized. Mys Pinegina is a cape on the eastern side.

This island was named after Henry Bruce, who succeeded the Earl of Northbrook as President of the Royal Geographical Society.

The Mieres Channel (Пролив Майерса) runs between Bruce Island and Northbrook Island.

The sound running west of Bruce Island, separating it from Zemlya Georga, is known as the Nightingale Channel (Proliv Naytingeyl).

Adjacent Islands


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