Cobalescou Island

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Cobalescou Island
Cobalescou Island is located in Antarctica
Cobalescou Island
Cobalescou Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°11′S 61°39′W / 64.183°S 61.650°W / -64.183; -61.650Coordinates: 64°11′S 61°39′W / 64.183°S 61.650°W / -64.183; -61.650
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Cobalescou Island or Cobălcescu Island is a small snow-free island with two rounded summits, lying 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) east-southeast of Veyka Point, the south extremity of Two Hummock Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica.

The island was discovered and named by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache, 1897-99.[1] The established name appears to be a corrupted spelling. The toponym was suggested to Gerlache by Emil Racovitza, Romanian zoologist and botanist of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, for Romanian scholar Grigore Cobălcescu, a geologist of European reputation.[2]

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  1. ^ Cobalescou Island, at the Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
  2. ^ Sorin Semeniuc (2008-01-23). "Cobălcescu Island" (in Romanian). Ieșeanul. 

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