Madden Island

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Madden Island
Madden Island is located in Antarctica
Madden Island
Madden Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 77°27′S 149°3′W / 77.450°S 149.050°W / -77.450; -149.050Coordinates: 77°27′S 149°3′W / 77.450°S 149.050°W / -77.450; -149.050
Length 7 km (4.3 mi)
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Madden Island is an ice-covered island, 7 kilometres (4 nmi) long, in the Marshall Archipelago, Antarctica. It lies between Moody Island and Grinder Island in the Sulzberger Ice Shelf. The island was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–65, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for electrician's mate Michael C. Madden, U.S. Navy, of the Byrd Station party, 1966.[1]

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