Ongul Island

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Ongul Island
Ongul Island is located in Antarctica
Ongul Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 69°1′S 39°32′E / 69.017°S 39.533°E / -69.017; 39.533Coordinates: 69°1′S 39°32′E / 69.017°S 39.533°E / -69.017; 39.533
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Ongul Island is an island 2.8 kilometres (1.5 nmi) long, which is the largest feature in the Flatvaer Islands lying just within the east side of the entrance of Lutzow-Holm Bay. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. They believed this island to be connected to East Ongul Island and applied the name "Ongul" ("fishhook"), which is suggestive of the outline of the two islands taken together. In 1957, the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) found East Ongul Island to be a separate entity, but the name Ongul Island is retained for this largest island in the group.

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