Pourquoi Pas Island

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Pourquoi Pas Island
View of Pourquoi Pas Island from Horseshoe Island.jpg
View of Pourquoi Pas Island from Horseshoe Island
Pourquoi Pas Island is located in Antarctica
Pourquoi Pas Island
Pourquoi Pas Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°41′S 67°28′W / 67.683°S 67.467°W / -67.683; -67.467Coordinates: 67°41′S 67°28′W / 67.683°S 67.467°W / -67.683; -67.467
Length 27 km (16.8 mi)
Width 13 km (8.1 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Pourquoi Pas Island is a mountainous island, 27 km (17 mi) long and from 8 to 18 km (5 to 11 mi) wide, lying between Bigourdan Fjord and Bourgeois Fjord off the west coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition under Charcot, 1908-10. The island was charted more accurately by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under John Rymill, 1934–37, who named it for Charcot's expedition ship, the Pourquoi-Pas.

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