Lecointe Island

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Lecointe Island
Location of Brabant Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°14′38.93″S 62°3′10.23″W / 64.2441472°S 62.0528417°W / -64.2441472; -62.0528417Coordinates: 64°14′38.93″S 62°3′10.23″W / 64.2441472°S 62.0528417°W / -64.2441472; -62.0528417
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 7.27 km (5 mi)
Width 2.2 km (1 mi)
Highest elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Lecointe Island is an elongated island, 4.52 mi (7.27 km) long between Cape Kaiser and Hvarchil Point, 1.4 mi (2.2 km) wide and 700 m (2,300 ft) high, separated from the east coast of Brabant Island by Pampa Passage, in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica.[1]

The island was first roughly surveyed by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, which gave the name Cape Kaiser to its northern extremity. The island was surveyed and photographed by several British expeditions, 1955–58, and was named by them for Georges Lecointe, second-in-command and surveyor of the Belgian expedition which was responsible for the first survey of Gerlache Strait.


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Brabant Island from northeast, with Anvers Island (on the right) and Antarctic Peninsula in the background; Lecointe Island is the larger of the two islands just left of Brabant.

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