Davis Island (Palmer Archipelago)

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Davis Island
Davis Island is located in Antarctica
Davis Island
Davis Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°6′S 62°4′W / 64.100°S 62.067°W / -64.100; -62.067Coordinates: 64°6′S 62°4′W / 64.100°S 62.067°W / -64.100; -62.067
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 3.7 km (2.3 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

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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