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 4.3 mi (6.9 km)
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.

The polar station 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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