Honkala Island

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Honkala Island
Honkala Island is located in Antarctica
Honkala Island
Honkala Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°14′S 110°37′E / 66.233°S 110.617°E / -66.233; 110.617Coordinates: 66°14′S 110°37′E / 66.233°S 110.617°E / -66.233; 110.617
Length 1.4 km (0.87 mi)
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Honkala Island is a rocky island, 1.4 kilometres (0.75 nmi) long, at the southeast side of Burnett Island, in the Swain Islands of Antarctica. It was first mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and observed by Wilkes Station personnel who conducted a 1957 survey of the Swain Islands under Carl R. Eklund. It was named by Eklund for Rudolf A. Honkala, chief meteorologist with the United States International Geophysical Year wintering party of 1957 at Wilkes Station.[1]

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