Nansen Island

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For the island in Franz Josef Land, see Nansen Island (Franz Josef Land). For the island in the Kara Sea, see Nansen Island (Kara Sea).
Nansen Island
Nansen Island-Streak of sunlight.jpg
A streak of sunlight illuminates the top of Nansen Island
Nansen Island is located in Antarctica
Nansen Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°35′S 62°06′W / 64.58°S 62.1°W / -64.58; -62.1Coordinates: 64°35′S 62°06′W / 64.58°S 62.1°W / -64.58; -62.1
Population Uninhabited
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Nansen Island or Isla Nansen Sur is the largest of the islands lying in Wilhelmina Bay off the west coast of Graham Land, lying 6.4 km (4 miles) east of Emma Island. Nansen Island was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897–1899) under Adrien de Gerlache and named for Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, noted Arctic explorer.

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