Wilhelm Archipelago

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Wilhelm Archipelago
Booth Island.jpg
Booth Island from the south, Lemaire Channel barely visible on the right
Wilhelm Archipelago is located in Antarctica
Wilhelm Archipelago
Wilhelm Archipelago
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°8′S 64°20′W / 65.133°S 64.333°W / -65.133; -64.333Coordinates: 65°8′S 64°20′W / 65.133°S 64.333°W / -65.133; -64.333
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

The Wilhelm Archipelago is an island archipelago off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in Antarctica.

Wilhelm Archipelago consists of numerous islands, the largest of which are Booth Island and Hovgaard Island. The archipelago extends from Bismarck Strait southwest to Lumus Rock, off the west coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by a German expedition under Eduard Dallmann, 1873–74. He named them for Wilhelm I, then German Emperor and King of Prussia.

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