McCarthy Island (Kemp Land)

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McCarthy Island
McCarthy Island is located in Antarctica
McCarthy Island
McCarthy Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°16′S 59°25′E / 67.267°S 59.417°E / -67.267; 59.417Coordinates: 67°16′S 59°25′E / 67.267°S 59.417°E / -67.267; 59.417
Length 4 km (2.5 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

McCarthy Island is an island 4 kilometres (2 nmi) long, lying just northeast of Fold Island, off the coast of Kemp Land, Antarctica. It was mapped as part of Fold Island (Foldoya) by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, but was identified as a separate island by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) geological party in 1961. The island was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for W.R. McCarthy, an Australian petrologist who described several hundred specimens from Antarctica collected by ANARE geologists.[1]

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