Borceguí Island

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Borceguí Island
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Elephant Island
Borceguí Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Borceguí Island
Borceguí Island
Location of Borceguí Island
Borceguí Island is located in Antarctica
Borceguí Island
Borceguí Island
Location of Borceguí Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 61°3′S 55°9′W / 61.050°S 55.150°W / -61.050; -55.150Coordinates: 61°3′S 55°9′W / 61.050°S 55.150°W / -61.050; -55.150
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Borceguí Island (61°3′S 55°9′W / 61.050°S 55.150°W / -61.050; -55.150) is an ice-free island in the South Shetland Islands, midway between Cape Yelcho and the Gibbous Rocks, 2 kilometres (1 nmi) off the north coast of Elephant Island. The name was applied by the command of the Argentine sea-going tug Chiriguano in the 1954–55 cruise; in Spanish "borceguí" means half-boot and describes the shape of the island.[1]

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