Danco Island

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Danco Island
Danco Island, Antarctica.jpg
Danco Island, February 2009
Danco Island is located in Antarctica
Danco Island
Danco Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°44′S 62°37′W / 64.733°S 62.617°W / -64.733; -62.617Coordinates: 64°44′S 62°37′W / 64.733°S 62.617°W / -64.733; -62.617
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Danco Island or Isla Dedo is an island off Antarctica, 2 kilometres (1 nmi) long lying in the southern part of Errera Channel, off the west coast of Graham Land. It was charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, 1897–1899. Danco Island was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey from Norsel in 1955, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee for Emile Danco (1869–1898), a Belgian geophysicist and member of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, who died on board Belgica in the Antarctic.[1]

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