Empereur Island

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Empereur Island
Empereur Island is located in Antarctica
Empereur Island
Empereur Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°48′S 141°23′E / 66.800°S 141.383°E / -66.800; 141.383Coordinates: 66°48′S 141°23′E / 66.800°S 141.383°E / -66.800; 141.383
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Empereur Island is a rocky island 1.9 kilometres (1 nmi) north of Cape Margerie, lying immediately north of Breton Island in the entrance to Port Martin. It was photographed from the air by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47. It was charted by the French Antarctic Expedition under Andre-Frank Liotard, 1949–51, and so named because the first emperor penguin captured by the expedition was taken on this island.[1]

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