Nunn Island

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Nunn Island
Nunn Island is located in Antarctica
Nunn Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 74°17′S 117°0′W / 74.283°S 117.000°W / -74.283; -117.000Coordinates: 74°17′S 117°0′W / 74.283°S 117.000°W / -74.283; -117.000
Length 17 km (10.6 mi)
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Nunn Island is an ice-covered island, 17 kilometres (9 nmi) long, lying within Getz Ice Shelf just south of Wright Island, along the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for R. Admiral Ira Nunn, U.S. Navy, responsible for legal elements of the Navy's Antarctic support during the IGY.

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