Cook Island, South Sandwich Islands
South Sandwich Islands
Location of Cook Island
|Archipelago||South Sandwich Islands|
|Length||6 km (3.7 mi)|
|Width||3 km (1.9 mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,115 m (3,658 ft)|
|Highest point||Mount Harmer|
Cook Island is the central and largest island of Southern Thule, part of the South Sandwich Islands in the far south Atlantic Ocean. Southern Thule was discovered by a British expedition under Captain James Cook in 1775. The island was named for Cook by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen, which explored the South Sandwich Islands in 1819–1820.
Cook Island measures about 6 by 3 km (3.7 by 1.9 mi) wide. It is heavily glaciated and uninhabited. Its highest peak, Mount Harmer, rises to 1,115 m (3,658 ft).
- W. E. LeMasurier; J. W. Thomson, eds. (1990). Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. American Geophysical Union. ISBN 0-87590-172-7.
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