Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Alexander Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Alexander Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Large island lying W of the base of Antarctic Peninsula, from which it is separated by Marguerite Bay and George VI Sound. It is about 240 mi long in a N-S direction, 50 mi wide in the N, and 150 mi wide in the south. Discovered in 1821 by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen, who named it Alexander I Land for the reigning Tsar. Its insular nature was proven in December 1940, by a sledge party under Finn Ronne of the USAS.
No images of this place could be found.