Clarence Island (South Shetland Islands)

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Clarence Island
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Location of Clarence Island
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Location of Clarence Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 61°12′S 054°05′W / 61.200°S 54.083°W / -61.200; -54.083Coordinates: 61°12′S 054°05′W / 61.200°S 54.083°W / -61.200; -54.083
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 19.3 km (11.99 mi)
Highest elevation 2,300 m (7,500 ft)
Highest point Mount Irving
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
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Clarence Island is 19 km (11.8 mi) long and the easternmost of the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The name dates back to at least 1821 and is now established in international usage. Ernest Shackleton saw Clarence Island on his famous boat voyage but landed on Elephant Island. It is claimed by Argentina as part of Antártida Argentina and by Britain as part of the British Antarctic Territory.

Mount Irving, 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) high, rises 3 km (1.9 mi) north of Cape Bowles, the southernmost point. There are two small islands 1.5 km (0.93 mi) east of Clarence Island, the northern one is named Sugarloaf Island, at 61°11'S, 054°00'W. Chinstrap Cove lies on the north-west coast of the island.

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