Newtontoppen

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Newtontoppen
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Elevation 1,717 m (5,633 ft)1
Prominence 1,717 m (5,633 ft)1
Listing Ultra
Translation Newton Peak (English)
Location
Newtontoppen is located in Svalbard
Newtontoppen
Newtontoppen
Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Coordinates 79°09′05″N 16°48′15″E / 79.15139°N 16.80417°E / 79.15139; 16.80417Coordinates: 79°09′05″N 16°48′15″E / 79.15139°N 16.80417°E / 79.15139; 16.804171
Geology
Type Granite
Age of rock Late Silurian

Newtontoppen (Newton Peak) is the largest and highest mountain in Svalbard, at 1713 m. Its peak is the highest point on Svalbard. It is located at the north east corner on the island of Spitsbergen. The mountain is mostly made of Silurian granite.

The name

The mountain was named after Isaac Newton in 1898. The surrounding mountains were named after other famous astronomers and mathematicians the same year.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Europe: Atlantic Islands Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2011-12-17.







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