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Tjuvfjorden (English: Robber or Thief Fjord) is a 45 km long and up to 30 km wide fjord separating Edgeøya’s two southern promontories, Kvalpynten (Whale Point) and Svarthuken (old name: Negro Point).

The fjord was originally named Deicrowe's Sound by the English in 1616 after Benjamin Decrow, who was a leading figure of the Muscovy Company from 1610 onwards. This name appears on the Muscovy Company's map (1625) [1] down to at least William Scoresby’s (1820).[ citation needed ]

References and sources

  1. Conway, Martin. (1982). No Man's Land: A History of Spitsbergen from its Discovery in 1596 to the Beginning of the Scientific Exploration of the Country. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 364.

77°20′N22°00′E / 77.333°N 22.000°E / 77.333; 22.000

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