Oliver Island (Antarctica)

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Oliver Island
Oliver Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Oliver Island
Oliver Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 69°19′S 68°37′W / 69.317°S 68.617°W / -69.317; -68.617Coordinates: 69°19′S 68°37′W / 69.317°S 68.617°W / -69.317; -68.617
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Oliver Island in the Antarctic is the largest of the Mica Islands, lying outside the entrance to West Bay and 11 kilometres (6 nmi) northeast of Cape Jeremy in south Marguerite Bay. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1977 for David L. Oliver, CS1, U.S. Navy, cook, Palmer Station, winter party 1972.

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