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Hopen
File:Hopen
Hopen in the southeast.
Geography
Location Arctic Ocean
Coordinates 76°33′N 25°7′E / 76.55°N 25.117°E / 76.55; 25.117Coordinates: 76°33′N 25°7′E / 76.55°N 25.117°E / 76.55; 25.117
Archipelago Svalbard
Area 47 km2 (18.1 sq mi)
Length 33 km (20.5 mi)
Width 2 km (1.2 mi)
Highest elevation 370 m (1,210 ft)
Highest point Iversenfjellet
Country
Norway
Demographics
Population 4

Hopen is an island in the southeastern part of the Svalbard archipelago (Norway). Hopen was discovered in 1613, probably by Thomas Marmaduke of Hull, who named it after his former command, the Hopewell.

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Norges Meteorologiske Institutt) operates a manned weather station on the island with a staff of four persons. For the welfare of the crew, there are three cabins available on the island for their use.

During World War II, the Luftwaffe placed a meteorological team there under cover of Operation Sizilien.

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Ecology

A significant number of Polar bears are found at Hopen in the winter;[1] moreover, the sub-population of ursus maritimus found here is a genetically distinct taxon of Polar Bears associated with the Barents Sea region.[2]

References

Line notes

  1. ^ Oysten Wiig and Kjell Isaksen
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, 2008

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

hopen (weak verb)

  1. To hope.
  2. To heap.

Conjugation

Derived terms

Noun

hopen

  1. Plural form of hoop.







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