Somerville Island

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Somerville Island
Somerville Island is located in Antarctica
Somerville Island
Somerville Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°22′S 64°19′W / 65.367°S 64.317°W / -65.367; -64.317Coordinates: 65°22′S 64°19′W / 65.367°S 64.317°W / -65.367; -64.317
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Somerville Island is a small island 7.4 kilometres (4 nmi) southwest of Berthelot Islands and 4.6 kilometres (2.5 nmi) northwest of Darboux Island, in the Wilhelm Archipelago, off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in Antarctica. Discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–1910, under Charcot, and named by him for Crichton Somerville, a resident of Oslo, Norway, who selected and supervised the making of much of the polar clothing and equipment used by the expedition.

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