Location: N71o W180o - approximately 500 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle above Siberia.
Area: 4,507 km2 - about twice the size of the ACT
Nominal Capital: Ushakovskoye
Permanent Population: about 100
Major Wildlife: Polar bears, Pacific Walrus, Arctic Fox, Snow Geese, seals, lemmings.
Highest Point: Mt. Sovetskaya (1096m)
Giant ice castles floating in mid-air, vast forests in the midst of ice floes and grotesque hairy dwarfs are among the many wonders to be found in the land of Ultima Thule - that is if you ask any of the 15th century explorers who returned with these fantastic tales.
Trivia Question: Where is the world’s most northerly permanent settlement? Answer: Ny Ĺlesund in the North West of the island of Spitbergen - 78.9°N