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
Nelson Island is located in Antarctica
Nelson Island
Nelson Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°18′S 59°03′W / 62.300°S 59.050°W / -62.300; -59.050Coordinates: 62°18′S 59°03′W / 62.300°S 59.050°W / -62.300; -59.050
Length 22 km (13.7 mi)
Width 13 km (8.1 mi)
Population Uninhabited
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 22 kilometres (12 nmi) long and 13 kilometres (7 nmi) wide, lying southwest of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. 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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