Greenwich Island

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Greenwich Island

South Shetland Islands
(British Antarctic Territory)

Greenwich Island

Greenwich Island amongst the South Shetland Islands

Location: 62°31’0"S, 59°46’60"W
Area: 55 square miles
Highest point: Momchil Peak, 2,050 feet

Greenwich Island is an island of the South Shetland Islands , within the British Antarctic Territory. It is 15 miles long and from half a mile to 6 miles wide, lying between Robert Island and Livingston Island. Its surface area is 55 square miles.[1]

The name 'Greenwich Island' dates back to at least 1821 and is now established in international usage.

The Chilean base Arturo Prat and the Ecuadorian base Pedro Vicente Maldonado stand on the northeast and north coasts of the island respectively.

Breznik Heights, with Half Moon Island in the foreground
Fort Point and St Kiprian Peak

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Greenwich Island)


  1. L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4
The South Shetland Islands, British Antarctic Territory

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