Location in Antarctica
|Area||355 km2 (137 sq mi)|
|Length||30 km (19 mi)|
|Width||11 km (6.8 mi)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Burke Island is an ice-covered island about 30 km (16 nmi) long and 11 km (6 nmi) wide, lying 69 km (37 nmi) southwest of Cape Waite, King Peninsula, in the Amundsen Sea. Burke Island was delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 in January 1960. Burke Island was named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations during Operation Deep Freeze (1956–1961).
- Antarctic Islands United Nations Environment Programme