Andersen Island

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Andersen Island
Andersen Island is located in Antarctica
Andersen Island
Andersen Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°26′S 63°22′E / 67.433°S 63.367°E / -67.433; 63.367Coordinates: 67°26′S 63°22′E / 67.433°S 63.367°E / -67.433; 63.367
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Andersen Island is an island 7 kilometres (4 nmi) west of Thorgaut Island, and 4 kilometres (2 nmi) east of Child Rocks, in the Robinson Group, Antarctica. It was mapped by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition under Douglas Mawson in February 1931. The island was also charted from the whaler Thorgaut about the same time. It was named after Captain Lars Andersen of the whaler Falk who had assisted the Discovery with coal.[1][2]

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