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Fridtjof Island
Fridtjof Island is located in Antarctica
Fridtjof Island
Fridtjof Island
Location in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°53′S 63°22′W / 64.883°S 63.367°W / -64.883; -63.367
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Fridtjof Island is an island lying 2.4 km (1.5 mi) northeast of Vázquez Island, off the southeast side of Wiencke Island in the Palmer Archipelago. It was discovered and named by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache, 1897–99. It is among several islands charted and named by this expedition in 1898, before their ship crossed the Antarctic Circle on 15 February.

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