Patricia Islands

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Patricia Islands
Patricia Islands is located in Antarctica
Patricia Islands
Patricia Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°51′S 56°47′E / 66.850°S 56.783°E / -66.850; 56.783Coordinates: 66°51′S 56°47′E / 66.850°S 56.783°E / -66.850; 56.783
Total islands 3
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population 454657

Patricia Islands are three small islands 28 kilometres (15 nmi) southwest of Austnes Point in the west part of Edward VIII Bay. Discovered and named in February 1936 by DI personnel on the William Scoresby. The islands were mapped in greater detail by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. They were visited by an ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) party under R.G. Dovers in 1954.

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