Low Island (South Shetland Islands)

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Low Island
Location of Low Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 63°17′S 62°09′W / 63.283°S 62.150°W / -63.283; -62.150
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 9 mi (14 km)
Width 5 mi (8 km)
Population 0
Additional information
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 63°17′S 62°09′W / 63.283°S 62.150°W / -63.283; -62.150 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.

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