Babushkin Island

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Babushkin Island
Location Oates Land, Antarctica
Coordinates 69°6′S 157°36′E / 69.100°S 157.600°E / -69.100; 157.600
Population 0
Density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)

Babushkin Island (69°6′S 157°36′E / 69.100°S 157.600°E / -69.100; 157.600Coordinates: 69°6′S 157°36′E / 69.100°S 157.600°E / -69.100; 157.600) is a small island lying 5.5 nautical miles (10 km) north of Archer Point and 5 nautical miles (9 km) east of Matusevich Glacier Tongue, Oates Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (1958) and named for Mikhail Babushkin, a Soviet polar aviator lost in the Arctic.[1]

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