Sturge Island is the southernmost of the Balleny Islands
Location in Antarctica
|Length||37 km (23 mi)|
|Width||9 km (5.6 mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,705 m (5,594 ft)|
|Highest point||Brown Peak|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Sturge Island (Balleny Islands group located in the Southern Ocean. It lies 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Buckle Island and 95 kilometres (59 mi) northeast of Belousov Point on the Antarctic mainland. The islands were discovered by John Balleny in 1839.) is one of the three main islands in the uninhabited
The island is roughly a parallelogram in shape, with long east and west coasts and shorter coasts facing northwest and southeast. It is approximately 5 nautical miles (5.8 mi) in width, and its maximum length is 20 nautical miles (23 mi), between Cape Freeman in the north and Cape Smyth in the south.
- W.E. LeMasurier; J.W. Thomson, eds. (1990). Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. American Geophysical Union. pp. 512 pp. ISBN 0-87590-172-7.
- Brown Peak, Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. US source.
- Brown Peak, Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. NZ source.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sturge Island
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