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Astor Island
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Location of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Astor Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Astor Island
Astor Island
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Astor Island is located in Antarctica
Astor Island
Astor Island
Location in Antarctica
Location of Rugged Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°38′22.8″S 61°10′15.4″W / 62.639667°S 61.170944°W / -62.639667; -61.170944
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 12 ha (30 acres)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited


Astor Island is an island lying between Rugged Island and Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Surface area 12 hectares (30 acres).

The feature was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1958 for B. Astor of the New York Lyceum of Natural History (now the American Museum of Natural History).

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