Bowman Island

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Bowman Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°17′S 103°07′E / 65.28°S 103.11°E / -65.28; 103.11
Area 186 km2 (72 sq mi)
Length 39 km (24.2 mi)
Width 10 km (6 mi)
Country
Antarctica
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Bowman Island is a high ice-covered island, about 39 kilometres (24 mi) long and from 3 to 10 kilometres (2 to 6 mi) wide, shaped like a figure eight. Bowman Island is located at 65°17′S 103°07′E / 65.28°S 103.11°E / -65.28; 103.11. Bowman Island rises above the northeastern part of Shackleton Ice Shelf, which partially encloses the island, 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Cape Elliott. Discovered on January 28, 1931, by British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Sir Douglas Mawson, who named it for Isaiah Bowman, then Director of the American Geographical Society.

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