Hugo Island

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Hugo Island
Isla Hugo.jpg
Hugo Island, 2011
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°57′S 65°45′W / 64.950°S 65.750°W / -64.950; -65.750Coordinates: 64°57′S 65°45′W / 64.950°S 65.750°W / -64.950; -65.750
Country
Antarctica
Demographics
Population No population
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Hugo Island (or Víctor Hugo) is an isolated ice-covered island 1 nautical mile (2 km) long, with several rocky islets and pinnacles off its east side, located off the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula, about 40 nautical miles (74 km) southwest of Cape Monaco, Anvers Island. It was probably discovered by C.J. Evensen, captain of the Peninsula in 1893, because an unnamed island of similar extent and location first appeared on the charts at that time. The island was charted by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Dr. J.B. Charcot, who named it for the French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, grandfather of Charcot's first wife, whose maiden name was Jeanne Hugo.[1]

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