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)
Joinville Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Joinville 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:
Largest island of the Joinville Island group, about 40 mi long in an E-W direction and 12 mi wide, lying off the NE tip of Antarctic Peninsula, from which it is separated by Antarctic Sound. Discovered and roughly charted in 1838 by a French expedition under Capt. Jules Dumont d'Urville, who named it for Francois Ferdinand Philippe Louis Marie, Prince de Joinville (1818-1900), the third son of the Duc d'Orleans.
No images of this place could be found.