Hermit Island (Antarctic)

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Not to be confused with Hermite Islands.
For Hermite Island in Australia, see Montebello Islands.
For other uses, see Hermit Island (disambiguation).
Hermit Island
Hermit Island (Antarctic) is located in Antarctica
Hermit Island (Antarctic)
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°48′S 64°02′W / 64.800°S 64.033°W / -64.800; -64.033Coordinates: 64°48′S 64°02′W / 64.800°S 64.033°W / -64.800; -64.033
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Population Uninhabited
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Hermit Island is an island nearly 2 kilometres (1 nmi) long, lying 3 kilometres (1.5 nmi) southeast of Bonaparte Point, off the southwest coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. So named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1958 because a member of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) at the Arthur Harbor station spent some time on this island alone in January 1957, making survey observations.

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