Zichy Land (Земля Зичи;
Zemlya Zichy; Hungarian: Zichy-föld) is a
geographical subgroup of Franz Josef Land, Russian Federation.
It is formed by the central cluster of large
islands in the midst of the archipelago. The islands are separated
from each other by very narrow sounds that are frozen most of the
year, forming a compact whole.
The broad channel to the west of Zichy Land is known as
(Пролив маркама; Proliv Markama),
after British polar explorer Admiral Sir Albert Hastings Markham
The individual islands forming the Zemlya Zichy archipelago are
(from North to south):
The northernmost point of Zichy Land is Mys Bema
in Karl-Alexander Island and its southernmost point is Mys
in Champ Island. The distance between both is
114 km.Mys Armitidzh
in Luigi Island is the
westernmost point of the subgroup.
This island cluster was named after Hungarian Count Ödön
(1811-1894) who was, beside Count Johann Nepomuk Wilczek
the second highest sponsor for the Austro-Hungarian North
to Franz Josef Land.