Nansen Island

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For the island in Franz Josef Land, see Nansen Island (Franz Josef Land). For the island in the Kara Sea, see Nansen Island (Kara Sea).
Nansen Island
Nansen Island-Streak of sunlight.jpg
A streak of sunlight illuminates the top of Nansen Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°35′S 62°06′W / 64.58°S 62.1°W / -64.58; -62.1
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Demographics
Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Nansen Island or Isla Nansen Sur (64°35′S 62°06′W / 64.58°S 62.1°W / -64.58; -62.1Coordinates: 64°35′S 62°06′W / 64.58°S 62.1°W / -64.58; -62.1) is the largest of the islands lying in Wilhelmina Bay off the west coast of Graham Land, lying 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Emma Island. Nansen Island was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897–1899) under Adrien de Gerlache and named for Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, noted Arctic explorer.

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