Butler Island

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Butler Island
Butler Island is located in Antarctica
Butler Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 72°13′S 60°8′W / 72.217°S 60.133°W / -72.217; -60.133Coordinates: 72°13′S 60°8′W / 72.217°S 60.133°W / -72.217; -60.133
Width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Highest elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Butler Island (72°13′S 60°8′W / 72.217°S 60.133°W / -72.217; -60.133) is a circular, ice-covered island 11 kilometres (6 nmi) wide which rises to 185 metres (610 ft), lying 13 kilometres (7 nmi) east of Merz Peninsula, off the eastern coast of Palmer Land. It was discovered and photographed from the air in December 1940 by the United States Antarctic Service. During 1947 it was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, who in conjunction with the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. It was named by FIDS for K.S.P. Butler, FIDS commander in 1947–48.[1]

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