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Akin Island
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Akin Island is located in Antarctica
Akin Island
Akin Island
Location in Antarctica
Akin Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Akin Island
Akin Island
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°13′41.5″S 59°05′50″W / 62.228194°S 59.09722°W / -62.228194; -59.09722
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 280 m (920 ft)
Width 100 m (300 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population 0

Akin Island (Bulgarian: остров Акин) is the 280 m long in southeast-northwest direction and 100 m wide rocky island lying off the north coast of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is “named after Akin Point on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.”

Location

Akin Island is located at 62°13′41.5″S 59°05′50″W / 62.228194°S 59.09722°W / -62.228194; -59.09722, which is 2.35 km west-northwest of Cariz Point, 2.02 km north-northeast of Baklan Point, 2.14 km east-northeast of Withem Island, 1.12 km south of Nancy Rock and 100 m north-northeast of Fregata Island. British mapping in 1968.

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