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Courtier Islands
Geography
Location Antarctica
Total islands ~24
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

The Courtier Islands are a group of about 24 small islands and rocks in Marguerite Bay, the highest reaching 30 metres (100 ft), lying close southwest of Emperor Island in the Dion Islands. The Dion Islands were first sighted and roughly mapped in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition. The Courtier Islands were visited and surveyed in 1949 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey and so named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee because of their association with Emperor Island.

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