Lavoisier Island

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Lavoisier Island
Location of Biscoe Islands in the Antarctic Peninsula region
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°12′S 66°44′W / 66.200°S 66.733°W / -66.200; -66.733Coordinates: 66°12′S 66°44′W / 66.200°S 66.733°W / -66.200; -66.733
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Length 29 km (18 mi)
Width 8 km (5 mi)
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Lavoisier Island is an island 29 km (18 mi) long and 8 km (5 mi) wide, lying between Rabot and Watkins Islands in the Biscoe Islands, Antarctica. It is separated from Renaud Island and Rabot Island to the northeast by Pendleton Strait, from Watkins Island to the southwest by Lewis Sound, and from Krogh Island to the west-southwest by Vladigerov Passage.

Lavoisier Island is named Isla Serrano by Chile and isla Mitre by Argentina.

The island was first charted by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903-05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named "Ile Nansen" after Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Arctic explorer. To avoid confusion with Nansen Island (q.v.) in Wilhelmina Bay, the UK-APC recommended in 1960 that the island be renamed for Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, French chemist who pioneered the study of metabolism.

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