Snow Island

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Snow Island

South Shetland Islands
(British Antarctic Territory)

Snow Island - South Shetland Islands.svg
Snow Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location: 62°46’59"S, 61°22’59"W
Area: 46.5 square miles

Snow Island or Isla Nevada is a completely ice-covered island, 10 miles by 5 miles in size, lying some 8 miles southwest of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, within the British Antarctic Territory.

The island's surface area is 46.5 square miles.[1]

This island was known to both American and British sealers as early as 1820, and the name has been well established in international usage for over 100 years.

Outside links


  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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