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Burke Islandface
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Burke Islandface is located in Antarctica
Burke Islandface
Burke Islandface
Location in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 73°7′48″S 105°6′0″W / 73.13000°S 105.10000°W / -73.13000; -105.10000
Area 355 km2 (137 sq mi)
Length 30 km (19 mi)
Width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System


Burke Islandface is an ice-covered island about 30 km (16 nmi) long and 11 km (6 nmi) wide, lying 69 km (37 nmi) southwest of Cape Waite, King Peninsula, in the Amundsen Sea. Burke Island was delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 in January 1960. Burke Island was named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations during Operation Deep Freeze (1956–1961).

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