King George Island (South Shetland Islands)

King George Island
King George Island map-en.svg
Map of King George Island, Antarctica
King George Island is located in South Shetland Islands
King George Island
King George Island
Location of King George Island
King George Island is located in Antarctica
King George Island
King George Island
King George Island (Antarctica)
Geography
LocationAntarctica
Coordinates62°02′S 58°21′W / 62°02′S 58°21′W / -62.033; -58.350
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Area1,150 km2 (440 sq mi)
Length95 km (59 mi)
Width25 km (15.5 mi)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Populationaround 500[citation needed]

King George Island (Argentina: Isla 25 de Mayo, Chile: Isla Rey Jorge, Russian: Ватерло́о Vaterloo) is the largest of the South Shetland Islands, lying 120 km (75 miles) off the coast of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. The island was named after King George III.

Geography

King George island has three major bays, Maxwell Bay, Admiralty Bay, and King George Bay. Admiralty Bay contains three fjords, and is protected as a Antarctic Specially Managed Area under the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.[1]

Admiralty Bay