Cook Island, South Sandwich Islands

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Cook Island, South Sandwich Islands
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South Sandwich Islands
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Location of Cook Island
Geography
Coordinates 59°27′S 027°10′W / 59.450°S 27.167°W / -59.450; -27.167
Archipelago South Sandwich Islands
Length 6 km (3.7 mi)
Width 3 km (1.9 mi)
Highest elevation 1,115 m (3,658 ft)
Highest point Mount Harmer
Country
United Kingdom
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Cook Island is the central and largest island of Southern Thule, part of the South Sandwich Islands in the far south Atlantic Ocean. Southern Thule was discovered by a British expedition under Captain James Cook in 1775. The island was named for Cook by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen, which explored the South Sandwich Islands in 1819–20.

Cook Island measures about 6 by 3 km (3.7 by 1.9 mi) wide. It is heavily glaciated and uninhabited. Its highest peak, Mount Harmer, rises to 1,115 m (3,658 ft).

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