Saddle Island, South Orkney Islands

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Saddle Island
Saddle Island is located in Antarctica
Saddle Island
Saddle Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 60°38′S 44°50′W / 60.633°S 44.833°W / -60.633; -44.833Coordinates: 60°38′S 44°50′W / 60.633°S 44.833°W / -60.633; -44.833
Archipelago South Orkney Islands
Length 2 mi (3 km)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population 0

Saddle Island (60°38′S 44°50′W / 60.633°S 44.833°W / -60.633; -44.833) is an island nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) long, consisting of twin summits which are almost separated by a narrow channel strewn with boulders, lying 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north of the west end of Laurie Island in the South Orkney Islands. It was discovered and charted in 1823 by British sealer James Weddell, and named by him for its peculiar shape.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Saddle Island, South Orkney Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).