Soldat Island

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Soldat Island
Soldat Island is located in Antarctica
Soldat Island
Soldat Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 68°31′S 78°11′E / 68.517°S 78.183°E / -68.517; 78.183Coordinates: 68°31′S 78°11′E / 68.517°S 78.183°E / -68.517; 78.183
Length 4.6 km (2.86 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Soldat Island is an elongated rocky island, 4.6 kilometres (2.5 nmi) long, lying south of Partizan Island in the south part of the entrance to Langnes Fjord, Vestfold Hills. This feature was photographed by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936–37), but was plotted on the subsequent maps as a peninsula. It was first shown to be an island by John Roscoe's 1952 study of aerial photographs of the area taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47). The area was photographed by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) (1954–58) and the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (1956), the latter applying the name Ostrov Soldat (soldier island).

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