Astor Island

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Astor Island
Location of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Astor Island is located in Antarctica
Astor Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°38′22.8″S 61°10′15.4″W / 62.639667°S 61.170944°W / -62.639667; -61.170944Coordinates: 62°38′22.8″S 61°10′15.4″W / 62.639667°S 61.170944°W / -62.639667; -61.170944
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 12 ha (30 acres)
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Astor Island (62°38′22.8″S 61°10′15.4″W / 62.639667°S 61.170944°W / -62.639667; -61.170944) is an island lying between Rugged Island and Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Surface area 12 hectares (30 acres).

The feature was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1958 for B. Astor of the New York Lyceum of Natural History (now the American Museum of Natural History).


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