Dumoulin Islands

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Dumoulin Islands
Dumoulin Islands is located in Antarctica
Dumoulin Islands
Dumoulin Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°37′S 140°4′E / 66.617°S 140.067°E / -66.617; 140.067Coordinates: 66°37′S 140°4′E / 66.617°S 140.067°E / -66.617; 140.067
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

The Dumoulin Islands are a small group of rocky islands in the Antarctic region at the northeast end of the Geologie Archipelago, 4.6 kilometres (2.5 nmi) north of Astrolabe Glacier Tongue. On January 22, 1840, a French Antarctic expedition led by Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville, aboard his flagship Astrolabe, landed a party on one of these islands, Rocher du Débarquement. Dumont d'Urville named the group of islands in honor of the hydrographer of his expedition, Clément Adrien Vincendon-Dumoulin.

The islands were roughly charted by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911–14, under Mawson. The island group was photographed from the air by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and recharted by a French Antarctic Expedition under André-Frank Liotard, 1949–51.[1]

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