Miles Island

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Miles Island
Miles Island is located in Antarctica
Miles Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°4′S 101°15′E / 66.067°S 101.250°E / -66.067; 101.250Coordinates: 66°4′S 101°15′E / 66.067°S 101.250°E / -66.067; 101.250
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Miles Island is a rocky island 6 kilometres (3 nmi) long, lying just north of Booth Peninsula in the Mariner Islands, Antarctica. It was mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in 1946–47, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for R.A. Miles, an air crewman on Operation Highjump photographic flights in this area and other coastal areas between 14° and 164° East longitude.[1]

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