Rongé Island

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Rongé Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°43′S 62°41′W / 64.717°S 62.683°W / -64.717; -62.683Coordinates: 64°43′S 62°41′W / 64.717°S 62.683°W / -64.717; -62.683
Length 5 mi (8 km)
Highest elevation 1,158 m (3,799 ft)
Highest point Mount Britannia
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Rongé Island or Curville Island or De Rongé Island or Isla Curville or Rouge Island is a high, rugged island 5 miles (8 km) long, the largest island of the group which forms the west side of Errera Channel, off the west coast of Graham Land. Rongé Island is located at 64°43′S 62°41′W / 64.717°S 62.683°W / -64.717; -62.683. Rongé Island was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897–1899) under Adrien de Gerlache who named it for Madame de Rongé (cousin of Johannes Ronge), a contributor to the expedition.

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