Lecointe Island

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Lecointe Island
Lecointe Island is located in Antarctica
Lecointe Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°14′38.93″S 62°3′10.23″W / 64.2441472°S 62.0528417°W / -64.2441472; -62.0528417Coordinates: 64°14′38.93″S 62°3′10.23″W / 64.2441472°S 62.0528417°W / -64.2441472; -62.0528417
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 4.0 mi (6.4 km)
Highest elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Lecointe Island is an elongated island, 4 miles (6.4 km) long and 700 m (2,297 ft) high, separated from the E coast of Brabant Island by Pampa Passage, in the Palmer Archipelago. The island was first roughly surveyed by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, which gave the name Cape Kaiser to its northern extremity. The island was surveyed and photographed by several British expeditions, 1955–58, and was named by them for Georges Lecointe, second-in-command and surveyor of the Belgian expedition which was responsible for the first survey of Gerlache Strait.

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