Nelson Island (South Shetland Islands)

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Nelson Island
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Map indicating Nelson Island (Isla Nelson) in the South Shetland Islands GMT map modificated Language: spanish
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Location of Nelson Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°18′S 59°03′W / 62.300°S 59.050°W / -62.300; -59.050
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 12 mi (19 km)
Width 7 km (4.3 mi)
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Nelson Island (historical names Leipzig Island, O'Cain's Island and Strachans Island)[1] is an island 12 miles (19 km) long and 7 miles (11 km) wide, lying southwest of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Nelson Island is located at 62°18′S 59°03′W / 62.300°S 59.050°W / -62.300; -59.050. The name Nelson Island dates back to at least 1821 and is now established in international usage.

Polar station of Eco-Nelson (Czech Republic) [2] is located on Nelson Island.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nelson Island. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer.
  2. ^ Eco-Nelson

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