González Island

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González Island
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.
González Island is located in Antarctica
González Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°29′S 59°40′W / 62.483°S 59.667°W / -62.483; -59.667Coordinates: 62°29′S 59°40′W / 62.483°S 59.667°W / -62.483; -59.667
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

González Island is a small island on the south side of the entrance to Iquique Cove, Discovery Bay, Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands. On its west side the island is linked by a split to a smaller island, which is covered at high tide. The island was charted by the Chilean Antarctic Expedition of 1947, and commanded by Capitan de Navio Federico Guesalaga Toro, who named it after Ernesto González Navarrete, captain of the ship Iquique on the expedition.[1]

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