Sierra Island

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Sierra Island
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°24′S 59°48′W / 62.400°S 59.800°W / -62.400; -59.800Coordinates: 62°24′S 59°48′W / 62.400°S 59.800°W / -62.400; -59.800
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 14 ha (35 acres)[1]
Length 0.5 mi (0.8 km)
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Sierra Island (62°24′S 59°48′W / 62.400°S 59.800°W / -62.400; -59.800) is a narrow island which is marked by a series of small elevations throughout its length, lying 0.5 miles (0.8 km) northwest of Dee Island and north of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Surface area 14 hectares (35 acres).[1]

Named by the 5th Chilean Antarctic Expedition, 1950–51, after Sgt. Victor Sierra, sick-bay attendant of the patrol ship Lientur on the expedition.

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  1. ^ a b L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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