Hermit Island (Antarctic)

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Hermit Island
Hermit Island is located in Antarctica
Hermit Island
Hermit Island
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates64°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
ArchipelagoPalmer Archipelago
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).