Grant Island

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Grant Island
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Map of Grant Island
Grant Island is located in Antarctica
Grant Island
Grant Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 74°28′S 131°35′W / 74.467°S 131.583°W / -74.467; -131.583Coordinates: 74°28′S 131°35′W / 74.467°S 131.583°W / -74.467; -131.583
Area 703 km2 (271 sq mi)
Length 37 km (23 mi)
Width 19 km (11.8 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Grant Island is an ice-covered island, 37 kilometres (20 nmi) long and 19 kilometres (10 nmi) wide, lying 9 km (5 nmi) east of the smaller Shepard Island off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Like Shepard Island, Grant Island is surrounded by the Getz Ice Shelf on all but the north side. Grant Island was discovered and charted by personnel on the USS Glacier on February 4, 1962. Grant Island was named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Commander E. G. Grant, Commanding Officer of the USS Glacier at the time of discovery.

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