Race Point

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Location of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands
Satellite image of Weddell Island
Map of Weddell Island

Race Point is the point on the north side of Smylie Channel forming the south extremity of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands.[1] The point is located at 51°59′22″S 61°00′00″W / 51.98944°S 61.00000°W / -51.98944; -61.00000Coordinates: 51°59′22″S 61°00′00″W / 51.98944°S 61.00000°W / -51.98944; -61.00000, which is 26.7 km south-southwest of Swan Point, 3.5 km west-northwest of neighbouring Dyke Island, 1.8 km north of West Island and 4 km north-northeast of Orford Hill, West Falkland.



  1. ^ Race Point. Falkland Islands. GeoNames Geographical Database



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