Greenwich Island

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Greenwich Island
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°31′S 59°47′W / 62.517°S 59.783°W / -62.517; -59.783Coordinates: 62°31′S 59°47′W / 62.517°S 59.783°W / -62.517; -59.783
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 142.7 km2 (55.1 sq mi)
Length 24 km (14.9 mi)
Width 5.23 km (3.25 mi)
Highest elevation 625 m (2,051 ft)
Highest point Momchil Peak
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Breznik Heights, Greenwich Island from near Camp Academia, with Half Moon Island and McFarlane Strait in the foreground.
Fort Point and St. Kiprian Peak, Greenwich Island from Bransfield Strait.

Greenwich Island (variant historical names Sartorius Island, Berezina Island) is an island 24 km (15 mi) long and from 0.80 to 9.66 km (0.5 to 6 mi) (average 5.23 km or 3.25 mi) wide, lying between Robert Island and Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. Surface area 142.7 square kilometres (55.1 sq mi).[1] The name Greenwich Island dates back to at least 1821 and is now established in international usage.

The Chilean base Arturo Prat and the Ecuadorian base Pedro Vicente Maldonado are situated on the northeast and north coast of the island respectively.

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  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2010. ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5 (First edition 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4)

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