Abbott Island

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For the island in the Northern Territory of Australia, see Abbott Island (Wessel Islands).
Abbott Island
Abbott Island is located in Antarctica
Abbott Island
Abbott Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°6′S 62°8′W / 64.100°S 62.133°W / -64.100; -62.133Coordinates: 64°6′S 62°8′W / 64.100°S 62.133°W / -64.100; -62.133
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Population Uninhabited
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Abbott Island is an island lying 2 kilometres (1 nmi) west of Davis Island in the south part of Bouquet Bay, off the northeast side of Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Roughly charted by the French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, 1903–05. Photographed by Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd in 1956–57, and mapped from these photos in 1959. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) after Maude Abbott, a Canadian authority on congenital heart disease.

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