Wednesday Island

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Wednesday Island
Wednesday Island is located in Antarctica
Wednesday Island
Wednesday Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°56′S 63°45′W / 64.933°S 63.750°W / -64.933; -63.750Coordinates: 64°56′S 63°45′W / 64.933°S 63.750°W / -64.933; -63.750
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Length 1.9 km (1.18 mi)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Wednesday Island is an island 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) long, at the east end of Wauwermans Islands in the north part of Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica. The Wauwermans Islands were discovered by the German expedition under Eduard Dallmann, 1873–74, and were later roughly mapped by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache, 1897–99, and the French Antarctic Expedition under Charcot, 1903-05. Wednesday Island was charted by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934–37, under John Rymill, and so named because it was first sighted on a Wednesday.

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