Wrangel Island, a Russian island in the Arctic Ocean off the northeastern coast of Siberia. It measures about 50 by 90 miles (80 by 145 km) and is rocky and barren with few permanent residents. Thomas Long, an American whaler, is credited with discovering the island, in 1867. It was named for Baron Ferdinand Wrangel, a Russian explorer who led expeditions in the area in the 1820's.
Arctic Regions, the area centering on the North Pole and including the Arctic Ocean, its outlying waters and islands, and the northern rims of North America, Europe, and Asia.
Antarctica, the ice-locked landmass around the South Pole. The name means "opposite the Bear" (the northern constellation), or "opposite the Arctic." It is the most remote and desolate of all the continents.