Romeo Island

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Romeo Island
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Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°22′34.7″S 59°55′30.6″W / 62.376306°S 59.925167°W / -62.376306; -59.925167
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 44 ha (110 acres)[1]
Length 1.35 km (0.839 mi)
Width 0.47 km (0.292 mi)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Romeo Island is a rocky island lying off the north coast of Greenwich Island and west of Aitcho Islands in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Extending 1.35 km (0.84 mi) in west-northwest direction and 470 m (510 yd) wide, with a surface area of 44 hectares (110 acres).[1] The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The feature is named after the British sealing ship Romeo under Captain James Johnson, which visited the South Shetlands in 1821-22, and moored in Clothier Harbour in March 1822.

Location[edit]

The midpoint is located at 62°22′34.7″S 59°55′30.6″W / 62.376306°S 59.925167°W / -62.376306; -59.925167 and the island is lying 9.45 km (5.87 mi) northeast of Duff Point, Greenwich Island, 6.7 km (4.2 mi) southwest of Table Island, 4.05 km (2.52 mi) northwest of Stoker Island and 5.3 km (3.3 mi) north by west of Ongley Island (British mapping in 1962 and 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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