Alexander Island

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Alexander Island
Coordinates71°00′S 70°00′W / 71.000°S 70.000°W / -71.000; -70.000
Aurie49,070 km2 (18,950 sq mi)
Aurie rank28th
Lenth240 mi (390 km)
Weenth50 mi (80 km)
Heichest elevation2,987 m (9,800 ft)
Heichest pointMunt Stephenson
Additional information
Admeenistered unner the Antarctic Treaty Seestem

Alexander Island, which is an aa kent as Alexander I Island, Alexander I Land, Alexander Land, Alexander I Archipelago, an Zemlja Alexandra I, is the lairgest island o Antarctica. It lies in the Bellingshausen Sea wast o Palmer Land, Antarctic Peninsula frae which it is separatit bi Marguerite Bay an George VI Sound. George VI Ice Shelf entirely fills George VI Soond an connects Alexander island tae Palmer Land. The island pairtly surroonds Wilkins Soond, which lies tae its wast.[1] Alexander Island is aboot 240 mile (390 km) lang in a north-sooth direction, 50 mile (80 km) wide in the north, an 150 mile (240 km) wide in the sooth.[2] Alexander Island is the seicont lairgest uninhabitit island in the warld, efter Devon Island.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Stewart, J. (2011) Antarctic An Encyclopedia McFarland & Company Inc, New York. 1776 pp. ISBN 9780786435906.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geografic Names Information Seestem: Alexander Island