Doumer Island

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Doumer Island
Doumer Island.jpg
Image of Doumer Island
Doumer Island is located in Antarctica
Doumer Island
Doumer Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°51′S 63°35′W / 64.850°S 63.583°W / -64.850; -63.583Coordinates: 64°51′S 63°35′W / 64.850°S 63.583°W / -64.850; -63.583
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 8.3 km (5.16 mi)
Width 3.7 km (2.3 mi)
Highest elevation 515 m (1,690 ft)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Doumer Island is an island 8.3 km (4.5 nmi) long and 3.7 km (2 nmi) wide, surmounted by a snow-covered pyramidal peak, 515 m (1,690 ft), lying between the south portions of Anvers Island and Wiencke Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. It was first seen by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, under Adrien de Gerlache. It was resighted and charted by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who named it for Paul Doumer, President of the French Chamber of Deputies and later President of France.

Chile's summer-only Yelcho research station, administered by the Chilean Antarctic Institute, stands on the southern shore of South Bay.[1]

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