Nansen Island

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Nansen Island
Nansen Island-Streak of sunlight.jpg
A streak of sunlight illuminates the top of Nansen Island
Nansen Island is located in Antarctica
Nansen Island
Nansen Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°35′S 62°06′W / 64.583°S 62.100°W / -64.583; -62.100Coordinates: 64°35′S 62°06′W / 64.583°S 62.100°W / -64.583; -62.100
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Nansen Island or Isla Nansen Sur is the largest of the islands lying in Wilhelmina Bay off the west coast of Graham Land, lying 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) east of Emma Island. Nansen Island was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897–1899) under Adrien de Gerlache and named for Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, noted Arctic explorer.

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