Sierra Island

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Sierra Island
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands
Sierra Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Sierra Island
Sierra Island
Location of Sierra Island
Sierra Island is located in Antarctica
Sierra Island
Sierra Island
Sierra Island (Antarctica)
Coordinates62°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
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Area14 ha (35 acres)[1]
Length0.5 mi (0.8 km)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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).

Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands