Saddle Island, South Orkney Islands

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Saddle Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 60°38′S 44°50′W / 60.633°S 44.833°W / -60.633; -44.833Coordinates: 60°38′S 44°50′W / 60.633°S 44.833°W / -60.633; -44.833
Archipelago South Orkney Islands
Length 2 mi (3 km)
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Demographics
Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Saddle Island (60°38′S 44°50′W / 60.633°S 44.833°W / -60.633; -44.833) is an island nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) long, consisting of twin summits which are almost separated by a narrow channel strewn with boulders, lying 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north of the west end of Laurie Island in the South Orkney Islands. Discovered and charted in 1823 by British sealer James Weddell, and so named by him because of its peculiar shape.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Saddle Island, South Orkney Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).