Outcast Islands

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Outcast Islands
Outcast Islands is located in Antarctica
Outcast Islands
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°49′S 64°08′W / 64.817°S 64.133°W / -64.817; -64.133Coordinates: 64°49′S 64°08′W / 64.817°S 64.133°W / -64.817; -64.133
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

The Outcast Islands are two small islands, nearly 0.9 km (0.5 nmi) apart, and a number of surrounding rocks lying 3.7 km (2 nmi) southwest of Bonaparte Point, off the southwest coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. The Outcast Islands were named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) following a survey in 1955 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). The name arose because of their isolated position some distance from the other islands in the vicinity of Arthur Harbor.

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

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