Mirage Island

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Mirage Island
Mirage Island is located in Antarctica
Mirage Island
Mirage Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°48′S 141°27′E / 66.800°S 141.450°E / -66.800; 141.450Coordinates: 66°48′S 141°27′E / 66.800°S 141.450°E / -66.800; 141.450
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Mirage Island is a rocky island 0.5 kilometres (0.25 nmi) long lying 0.6 kilometres (0.3 nmi) west of Cape Mousse on the coast of Antarctica. It was charted in 1950 by the French Antarctic Expedition and so named by them because mirages were frequently observed in the vicinity of the island.[1]

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