Dint Island

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Dint Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 69°17′S 71°49′W / 69.283°S 71.817°W / -69.283; -71.817Coordinates: 69°17′S 71°49′W / 69.283°S 71.817°W / -69.283; -71.817
Length 3 km (1.9 mi)
Country
Antarctica
Demographics
Population 0

Dint Island is a rocky island, 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) long. Probably first seen from the air by the United States Antarctic Service, 1939–41, it was first mapped from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1947–48, by D. Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960. It was so named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee because a distinctive cirque makes a dent, or dint, on the south side of the island.[1]

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Dint Island is located at (69°17′S 71°49′W / 69.283°S 71.817°W / -69.283; -71.817) and lies 2 nautical miles (4 km) off the west side of Alexander Island within Lazarev Bay. The island lies roughly 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Umber Island.

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