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Acuña Island
Acuña Island is located in Antarctica
Acuña Island
Acuña Island
Location in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 60°46′S 44°37′W / 60.767°S 44.617°W / -60.767; -44.617
Archipelago South Orkney Islands
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited


Acuña Island, is a small island which lies 0.4 kilometres (0.2 nmi) south of Point Rae, off the south coast of Laurie Island in the South Orkney Islands. Charted in 1903 by the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition under William Speirs Bruce, who named it after Hugo A. Acuña, pioneer Argentine meteorologist at the South Orkney station during 1904.

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