Léonie Islands

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Léonie Islands
Léonie Islands is located in Antarctica
Léonie Islands
Léonie Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°36′S 68°17′W / 67.600°S 68.283°W / -67.600; -68.283Coordinates: 67°36′S 68°17′W / 67.600°S 68.283°W / -67.600; -68.283
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

The Léonie Islands are a group of small islands lying in the entrance to Ryder Bay along the southeast side of Adelaide Island, Antarctica. The French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, discovered these islands and gave the name Léonie Island to the largest island in the group. The British Graham Land Expedition under John Rymill, 1934–37, extended the coverage of the name to the entire group.[1]

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