Barentsøya bär´əntsö˝yä [key] or Barents Island bâr´ənts, bär´– [key], island of Svalbard, 513 sq mi (1,329 sq km), in Barents Sea between Spitsbergen and Edgeøya. The island rises to 1,302 ft (397 m).

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