Location of Biscoe Islands in the Antarctic Peninsula region.
Location in Antarctica
|Total islands||over 60|
|Area||478.38 km2 (184.70 sq mi)|
|Length||43.527 km (27.0464 mi)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Biscoe Islands is a series of islands, of which the principal ones are Renaud, Lavoisier (named Serrano by Chile and Mitre by Argentina), Watkins, Krogh, Pickwick and Rabot, lying parallel to the west coast of Graham Land and extending 150 km (81 nmi) between Southwind Passage on the northeast and Matha Strait on the southwest.
The islands are named for John Biscoe, commander of a British expedition which explored the islands on February 17 and February 18, 1832.
- Bates Island
- Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
- List of Antarctic islands south of 60° S
- Southwind Passage
- Territorial claims in Antarctica
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