Renaud Island

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Renaud Island
Location of Biscoe Islands in the Antarctic Peninsula region.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°40′S 66°00′W / 65.667°S 66.000°W / -65.667; -66.000
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Length 40 km (25 mi)
Width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Renaud Island is an ice-covered island, 40 km (25 mi) long and from 6.4 to 16.1 km (4 to 10 mi) (average 11.3 km (7 mi)) wide, lying between the Pitt Islands and Rabot Island in the Biscoe Islands of Antarctica. It is separated from Pitt Islands to the northeast by Mraka Sound, and from Lavoisier Island to the southwest by Pendleton Strait. Zubov Bay is a 2.5 mile bay that indents the east side of the island.

Coordinates: 65°40′S 66°00′W / 65.667°S 66.000°W / -65.667; -66.000


The island was first charted and named by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot.

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