Danco Island

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Danco Island
Danco Island, Antarctica.jpg
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°44′S 62°37′W / 64.733°S 62.617°W / -64.733; -62.617Coordinates: 64°44′S 62°37′W / 64.733°S 62.617°W / -64.733; -62.617
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Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Danco Island or Isla Dedo is an island off Antarctica, 1 nautical mile (2 km) long lying in the southern part of Errera Channel, off the west coast of Graham Land. It was charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, 1897–1899. Danco Island was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey from the Norsel in 1955, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee for Emile Danco (1869–1898), a Belgian geophysicist and member of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, who died on board the Belgica in the Antarctic.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Danco Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).