Possession Islands

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Possession Islands
File:Possession Islands map.jpg
Map of Possession Islands.
Geography
Location Antarctica
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Country
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Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

The Possession Islands are a group of small islands and rocks extending over an area of about 7 miles (11 km), lying in the western part of the Ross Sea, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Cape McCormick, Victoria Land. The Possession Islands were named by Captain James Clark Ross, Royal Navy, in commemoration of the planting of the British flag here on January 12, 1841.[2]

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Possession Island

Possession Island is a rocky island nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) long, which is the northernmost and largest of the Possession Islands. Possession Island is located at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found..[1] Archer Peak is a peak on the southernmost edge of Possession Island.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Possession Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Possession Islands". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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