Severnaya Zemlya, an island group in the Arctic Ocean belonging to Russia. The name means “north land.” The group is located between the Kara and Laptev seas off the Siberian coast. There are four large islands and several small ones; the total area is some 14,300 square miles (37,000 km2). The islands are rugged, attain heights of more than 3,000 feet (900 m), and have extensive glaciers. There are no permanent settlements. Severnaya Zemlya was discovered in 1913.
Central Asia, an indefinite region in the interior of Asia. It is generally considered to extend in a broad band from the Caspian Sea into the Xinjiang region of China, covering roughly the same area as Turkestan.
Tonle Sap, a lake in central Cambodia, drained by the Tonle Sap River. During the rainy season the lake receives water from many streams, mainly the flooding Mekong River, and greatly increases in size, inundating surrounding areas.