Clarence Island (South Shetland Islands)


Clarence Island (South Shetland Islands)
Clarence Island

Location of Clarence Island

Location of Clarence Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 61°12′S 054°05′W / 61.2°S 54.083°W / -61.2; -54.083Coordinates: 61°12′S 054°05′W / 61.2°S 54.083°W / -61.2; -54.083
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 19.3 km (11.99 mi)
Highest elevation 2,300 m (7,500 ft)
Highest point Mount Irving
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Clarence Island (61°12′S 054°05′W / 61.2°S 54.083°W / -61.2; -54.083) is 12 miles (19.3 km) long and the easternmost of the South Shetland Islands of the British Antarctic Territory. The name dates back to at least 1821 and is now established in international usage. Ernest Shackleton saw Clarence Island on his famous boat voyage but landed on Elephant Island. It is claimed by Argentina as part of "Departamento Islas del Atlántico Sur"

Mount Irving, 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) high, rises 3 km (1.9 mi) north of Cape Bowles, the southernmost point. There are two small islands 1.5 km (0.93 mi) east of Clarence Island, the northern one is named Sugarloaf Island, at 61°11'S, 054°00'W.

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