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Elisabethinsel is located in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Elisabethinsel is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Location of Elisabethinsel
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°04′39″S 64°06′54″W / 65.07750°S 64.11500°W / -65.07750; -64.11500
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 95.12 ha (235.0 acres)
Length 1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Width 880 m (2,890 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Elisabethinsel (Elisabeth Island) is the mostly ice-covered island 1.6 km long in southwest–northeast direction and 880 m wide in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 95.12 ha.

The feature was named by German scientists as the result of an Antarctic trip in the southern summer of 1893/94.


Elisabethinsel is located at 65°04′39″S 64°06′54″W / 65.07750°S 64.11500°W / -65.07750; -64.11500, which is 3.01 km west of the west extremity of Booth Island and 3 km northwest of Pléneau Island. Separated from the adjacent Stego Island on the northwest by a passage narrowing to 52 m at points. British mapping in 2001.


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