Descartes Island (Antarctica)

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Descartes Island
Descartes Island is located in Antarctica
Descartes Island
Descartes Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°47′S 141°29′E / 66.783°S 141.483°E / -66.783; 141.483Coordinates: 66°47′S 141°29′E / 66.783°S 141.483°E / -66.783; 141.483
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Descartes Island is a rocky island 0.2 kilometres (0.1 nmi) long, midway between Lagrange Island and La Conchee and 1.7 kilometres (0.9 nmi) north-northeast of Cape Mousse. It was charted in 1951 by the French Antarctic Expedition and named after René Descartes, the French mathematician and philosopher.[1]

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