Palmer Archipelago

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Palmer Archipelago
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.jpg
Palmer archipelago, Antarctica.jpg
Map of Palmer Archipelago, showing its location in Antarctica.
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°15′S 62°50′W / 64.250°S 62.833°W / -64.250; -62.833
Country
Demographics
Population Data not available
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Palmer Archipelago, also known as Antarctic Archipelago, Archipiélago Palmer, Antarktiske Arkipel or Palmer Inseln, is a group of islands off the northwestern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. It extends from Tower Island in the north to Anvers Island in the south. It is separated by the Gerlache and Bismarck straits.[1]

Palmer Archipelago is located at 64°15′S 62°50′W / 64.250°S 62.833°W / -64.250; -62.833.

History[edit]

Adrien de Gerlache, leader of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897–1899), discovered the archipelago during 1898. He named it Archipelago Palmer for Captain Nathaniel Palmer, who navigated these waters during 1820.[1]

Both Argentina and the United Kingdom have operated research stations there.

Islands[edit]

The archipelago includes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Palmer Archipelago: Antarctica". Geographic.org. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Palmer Archipelago at Wikimedia Commons