Borceguí Island

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Borceguí Island
Borceguí Island is located in Antarctica
Borceguí Island
Borceguí Island
Location in Antarctica
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
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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).