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

  • Gazetteer and Map of The British Antarctic Territory: Snow 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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