Renaud Island

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Renaud Island
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Location of Biscoe Islands in the Antarctic Peninsula region
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°40′S 66°00′W / 65.667°S 66.000°W / -65.667; -66.000Coordinates: 65°40′S 66°00′W / 65.667°S 66.000°W / -65.667; -66.000
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Area 440 km2 (170 sq mi)
Length 40 km (25 mi)
Width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

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.

Discovery[edit]

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

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