Hermit Island (Antarctic)

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Hermit Island
Hermit Island (Antarctic) is located in Antarctica
Hermit Island (Antarctic)
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°48′S 64°02′W / 64.800°S 64.033°W / -64.800; -64.033.
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 1.0 mi (1.6 km)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Hermit Island is an island nearly 1 mile (1.6 km) long, lying 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Bonaparte Point, off the southwest coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Hermit Island is located at 64°48′S 64°02′W / 64.800°S 64.033°W / -64.800; -64.033. So named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1958 because a member of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) at the Arthur Harbor station spent some time on this island alone in January 1957, making survey observations.

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