Snow Island (South Shetland Islands)

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Snow Island
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Location of Snow Island in the South Shetland Islands.
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Location of Snow Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°47′S 61°23′W / 62.783°S 61.383°W / -62.783; -61.383
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 120.4 km2 (46.5 sq mi)
Length 16 km (9.9 mi)
Width 8 km (5 mi)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Snow Island or Isla Nevada is a completely ice-covered island, 16 by 8 kilometres (9.9 by 5.0 mi) in size, lying 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. Surface area 120.4 square kilometres (46.5 sq mi).[1] This island was known to both American and British sealers as early as 1820, and the name has been well established in international usage for over 100 years.

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  1. ^ 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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Coordinates: 62°47′S 61°23′W / 62.783°S 61.383°W / -62.783; -61.383