Flatvaer Islands

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Flatvaer Islands
Flatvaer Islands is located in Antarctica
Flatvaer Islands
Flatvaer Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 69°01′S 39°33′E / 69.017°S 39.550°E / -69.017; 39.550Coordinates: 69°01′S 39°33′E / 69.017°S 39.550°E / -69.017; 39.550
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

The Flatvaer Islands (Norwegian: Flatvær), also known as the Ongul Islands are a group of small islands, of which Ongul Island is the largest, lying at the east side of the entrance of Lützow-Holm Bay, 4 km from the coastline of Antarctica. They were mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named Flatvær (flat islands).[1]


  1. ^ "Flatvaer Islands". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Flatvaer Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).