Grant Island

Grant Island is an ice-covered island, 32 kilometres (20 mi) long and 16 kilometres (10 mi) wide, lying 8 km (5 mi) east of the smaller Shepard Island off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Like Shepard Island, Grant Island is surrounded by the Getz Ice Shelf on all but the north side. Grant Island was discovered and charted by personnel aboard USS Glacier on February 4, 1962. Grant Island was named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Commander E. G. Grant, Commanding Officer of USS Glacier at the time of discovery.

Grant Island
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Map of Grant Island
Grant Island is located in Antarctica
Grant Island
Grant Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
LocationAntarctica
Coordinates74°28′S 131°35′W / 74.467°S 131.583°W / -74.467; -131.583Coordinates: 74°28′S 131°35′W / 74.467°S 131.583°W / -74.467; -131.583
Area703 km2 (271 sq mi)
Length37 km (23 mi)
Width19 km (11.8 mi)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

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  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Grant Island". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)