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Arrowsmith Island
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Location of Biscoe Islands in the Antarctic Peninsula region
Arrowsmith Island is located in Antarctica
Arrowsmith Island
Arrowsmith Island
Location in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°30′28″S 65°32′09″W / 65.50778°S 65.53583°W / -65.50778; -65.53583
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Arrowsmith Island (Bulgarian: остров Ароусмит) is a mostly ice-covered island in the Pitt group of Biscoe Islands, Antarctica. It is 2.53 km long in west-southwest to east-northeast direction and 900 m wide.

The island is named after the British cartographer Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) who published a map of the south polar region in 1794.

Location

Arrowsmith Island is located at 65°30′28″S 65°32′09″W / 65.50778°S 65.53583°W / -65.50778; -65.53583, 1.43 km southeast of Pickwick Island, 500 m south of Tupman Island and 900 m northwest of Fizkin Island. British mapping in 1971.

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