Léonie Island

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Léonie Island
Léonie Island is located in Antarctica
Léonie Island
Léonie Island
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates67°36′S 68°21′W / 67.600°S 68.350°W / -67.600; -68.350Coordinates: 67°36′S 68°21′W / 67.600°S 68.350°W / -67.600; -68.350
Highest elevation455 m (1,493 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Léonie Island is the largest and westernmost of the Léonie Islands, 2 kilometres (1 nmi) in diameter and 455 metres (1,500 ft) high, lying in the entrance to Ryder Bay along the southeast side of Adelaide Island, Antarctica. It was discovered and named by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot.[1]

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  1. ^ "Léonie Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-11.

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