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Greenwich Island (variant historical names Sartorius Island, Berezina Island) is an island 24 km (15 mi) long and from 0.80 to 9.66 km (0.5 to 6 mi) (average 5.23 km or 3.25 mi) wide, lying between Robert Island and Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. Surface area 142.7 square kilometres (55.1 sq mi).[1] The name Greenwich Island dates back to at least 1821 and is now established in international usage.

Greenwich Island
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Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands
Greenwich Island is located in South Shetland Islands
Greenwich Island
Greenwich Island
Location of Greenwich Island
Greenwich Island is located in Antarctica
Greenwich Island
Greenwich Island
Greenwich Island (Antarctica)
Geography
LocationAntarctica
Coordinates62°31′S 59°47′W / 62.517°S 59.783°W / -62.517; -59.783Coordinates: 62°31′S 59°47′W / 62.517°S 59.783°W / -62.517; -59.783
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Area142.7 km2 (55.1 sq mi)
Length24 km (14.9 mi)
Width5.23 km (3.25 mi)
Highest elevation625 m (2,051 ft)
Highest pointMomchil Peak
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

The Chilean base Arturo Prat and the Ecuadorian base Pedro Vicente Maldonado are situated on the northeast and north coast of the island respectively.

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MapsEdit

  • Chart of South Shetland including Coronation Island, &c. from the exploration of the sloop Dove in the years 1821 and 1822 by George Powell Commander of the same. Scale ca. 1:200000. London: Laurie, 1822.
  • L.L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands (from English Strait to Morton Strait, with illustrations and ice-cover distribution). Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN 978-619-90008-3-0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2010. ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5 (First edition 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4)

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