Possession Islands

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Possession Islands
Possession Islands is located in Antarctica
Possession Islands
Possession Islands
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 71°52′S 171°12′E / 71.867°S 171.200°E / -71.867; 171.200.[1]
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population 0

The Possession Islands are a group of small islands and rocks extending over an area of about 7 miles (11 km), lying in the western part of the Ross Sea, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Cape McCormick, Victoria Land. The Possession Islands were named by Captain James Clark Ross, Royal Navy, in commemoration of the planting of the British flag here on January 12, 1841.[2]

Coordinates: 71°56′S 171°10′E / 71.933°S 171.167°E / -71.933; 171.167[2]

Possession Island[edit]

Possession Island is a rocky island nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) long, which is the northernmost and largest of the Possession Islands. Possession Island is located at 71°52′S 171°12′E / 71.867°S 171.200°E / -71.867; 171.200.[1] Archer Peak is a peak on the southernmost edge of Possession Island.

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