Low Island (South Shetland Islands)
Location of Low Island in the South Shetland Islands.
|Archipelago||South Shetland Islands|
|Length||9 mi (14 km)|
|Width||5 mi (8 km)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Low Island or Isla Baja, historical names Jameson Island or Jamesons Island is an island 9 miles (14 km) long and 5 miles (8 km) wide, 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Smith Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The island is located at and is separated from Smith Island by Osmar Strait. Low Island was so named because of its low elevation. Low Island was known to sealers in 1820, and the name Low Island has been established in international usage for 100 years.
- Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
- List of Antarctic islands south of 60° S
- South Shetland Islands
- Territorial claims in Antarctica
- South Shetland Islands: Smith and Low Islands. Scale 1:150000 topographic map No. 13677. British Antarctic Survey, 2009.
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