Latady Island

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Latady Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 70°45′S 74°35′W / 70.750°S 74.583°W / -70.750; -74.583Coordinates: 70°45′S 74°35′W / 70.750°S 74.583°W / -70.750; -74.583
Area 3,300 km2 (1,300 sq mi)[citation needed]
Length 64.82 km (40.277 mi)
Width 18.52 km (11.508 mi)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Latady Island is a low ice-covered island off Antarctica, about 35 nautical miles (60 km) long and more than 10 nautical miles (20 km) wide, lying 45 nautical miles (80 km) south of Charcot Island and west of Alexander Island. An ice-covered feature in this approximate position was seen from the air and described by Sir Hubert Wilkins in 1929, but not recognized as an island or separately mapped. Latady Island was first photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947–1948, and mapped from these photos by D. Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960. it was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for William R. Latady, an aerial photographer and navigator on the RARE flight.[1]

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