Papua Island

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Papua Island (63°7′S 55°57′W / 63.117°S 55.950°W / -63.117; -55.950Coordinates: 63°7′S 55°57′W / 63.117°S 55.950°W / -63.117; -55.950) is a small circular island lying 4 nautical miles (7 km) west of Boreal Point, off the north coast of Joinville Island. The name was applied by the Argentine Antarctic Expedition (1953–54) because large numbers of gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) were sighted on this island.

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