Biscoe Islands

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Biscoe Islands
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Location of Biscoe Islands in the Antarctic Peninsula region.
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°26′S 65°30′W / 65.433°S 65.500°W / -65.433; -65.500
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Total islands over 60
Major islands 6
Area 478.38 km2 (184.70 sq mi)
Length 43.527 km (27.0464 mi)
Country
Antarctica
Additional information
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 81 nmi (93 mi; 150 km) 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.

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Coordinates: 65°26′S 65°30′W / 65.433°S 65.500°W / -65.433; -65.500