Cook Island, Tierra del Fuego

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Cook Island
Native name: Isla Cook
Cook Island is located in Tierra del Fuego
Cook Island
Cook Island
Cook or London Island (green dot) and London Island south of Cockburn Channel (red dot)
Geography
Coordinates 54°57′S 70°21′W / 54.950°S 70.350°W / -54.950; -70.350Coordinates: 54°57′S 70°21′W / 54.950°S 70.350°W / -54.950; -70.350
Adjacent bodies of water Pacific ocean
Administration
Region Magallanes
Province Antártica Chilena
Commune Cabo de Hornos
Additional information
NGA UFI=-878400

Cook Island, also known as London Island, is an island located in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. It lies west of Gordon Island, south of O'Brien Island and east of Londonderry Island at the head of Cook Bay, within the Alberto de Agostini National Park.

Cook Island is the location of the Fueguino volcanic cones.

The island was named after Captain James Cook. Cook did not visit the island, but passed the mouth of Cook Bay on 19 December 1774.[1] The bay was named in 1828 by Captain Henry Foster.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Robson, John (2000). Captain Cook's World. p. 112. ISBN 1-74051-413-0. 
  2. ^ Tierra del Fuego: some British geographical names

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