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Low Island (South Shetland Islands)

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Location  Antarctica
Population  0
Max width  8 km
Archipelago  South Shetland Islands
Max length  14.5 km
Island group  South Shetland Islands
Low Island (South Shetland Islands)

Low Island or Isla Baja, historical names Jameson Island or Jamesons Island is an island 9 miles (14 km) long and 5 miles (8 km) wide, 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Smith Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The island is located at 63°17′S 62°09′W and is separated from Smith Island by Osmar Strait. Low Island was so named because of its low elevation. Low Island was known to sealers in 1820, and the name Low Island has been established in international usage for 100 years.

Contents

Map of Low Island, Antarctica

Map

  • South Shetland Islands: Smith and Low Islands. Scale 1:150000 topographic map No. 13677. British Antarctic Survey, 2009.
  • References

    Low Island (South Shetland Islands) Wikipedia


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