Ongley Island

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Ongley Island
Aitcho Island.jpg
Ongley Island (in the background) from Barrientos Island, Aitcho Islands
Location of Ongley Island
Ongley Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Ongley Island
Ongley Island
Location of Ongley Island
Ongley Island is located in Antarctica
Ongley Island
Ongley Island
Ongley Island (Antarctica)
Coordinates62°25′48″S 59°53′14.6″W / 62.43000°S 59.887389°W / -62.43000; -59.887389Coordinates: 62°25′48″S 59°53′14.6″W / 62.43000°S 59.887389°W / -62.43000; -59.887389
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Area0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Length1.35 km (0.839 mi)
Width0.47 km (0.292 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Ongley Island is a rugged rocky island lying off the north coast of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Extending 1.35 km (0.84 mi) in west-northwest direction and 470 m (510 yd) wide, with a surface area of 44 hectares (110 acres).[1] The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The feature is named after L.T. Ongley, cartographer in the Admiralty Hydrographic Department in 1935.


Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

The midpoint is located at 62°25′48″S 59°53′14.6″W / 62.43000°S 59.887389°W / -62.43000; -59.887389 and the island is lying 3.7 km (2.3 mi) west of Dee Island, 1.73 km (1.07 mi) north by east of Aprilov Point, Greenwich Island, 2.74 km (1.70 mi) northeast of Miletich Point, Greenwich Island, 2.52 km (1.57 mi) east-northeast of Kabile Island, 5.3 km (3.3 mi) south by east of Romeo Island and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) southwest of Stoker Island (British mapping in 1935 and 1968, Argentine in 1957, Chilean in 1971, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).

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  1. ^ a b L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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