Latady Island

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Latady Island
Latady Island is located in Antarctica
Latady Island
Latady Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 70°45′S 74°35′W / 70.750°S 74.583°W / -70.750; -74.583Coordinates: 70°45′S 74°35′W / 70.750°S 74.583°W / -70.750; -74.583
Area 3,300 km2 (1,300 sq mi)[citation needed]
Length 64.82 km (40.277 mi)
Width 18.52 km (11.508 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Latady Island is a low ice-covered island off Antarctica, about 60 kilometres (35 nmi) long and more than 20 kilometres (10 nmi) wide, lying 80 kilometres (45 nmi) south of Charcot Island and west of Alexander Island. An ice-covered feature in this approximate position was seen from the air and described by Sir Hubert Wilkins in 1929, but not recognized as an island or separately mapped. Latady Island was first photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947–1948, and mapped from these photos by D. Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960. it was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for William R. Latady, an aerial photographer and navigator on the RARE flight.[1]

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