The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Bunge Land (Zemlya Bunge)

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Bunge Land (Zemlya Bunge) – an island and a sandbank, connecting the western part of Kotelny Island and Faddeyevskiy Island in the central part of the New Siberian Archipelago lying between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea, Yakutia, Russia. The area is 6,200 km2. It is an arctic dessert, a tundra, and a polar station “Zemlya Bunge.” The island was discovered in 1811 by a tradesman Y. Sannikov. It was explored in 1886 by the participants of the Arctic Expedition of the Academy of Sciences under the command of the Russian zoologist and polar explorer A.A. Bunge and named after him by E.V. Toll. It is included into the protected zone of the State Natural Reserve “Ust-Lensky.”

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