Davis Island (Palmer Archipelago)
Location in Antarctica
|Length||3.7 km (2.3 mi)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Davis Island is an island about 3.7 km (2 nmi) long, situated in a position which blocks much of the channel between Brabant Island and Liège Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. It is separated from Liège Island on the north by Zlogosh Passage, and from Albena Peninsula, Brabant Island on the south by Sumer Passage.
The island was photographed and roughly charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99. The naming, by J.B. Charcot, leader of the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, honors Walter G. Davis, director of the Argentine government meteorological office at the time of the French exploration.
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- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Davis Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).
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