kids encyclopedia robot

Gand Island facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Gand Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Gand Island, also Ghent Island or Genteiland in Dutch is an ice-covered island, 3 nautical miles (6 km) long and 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) wide, lying at the north end of Schollaert Channel, between Anvers Island and Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897–99, and named by Adrian de Gerlache after "Gand", the French form of Ghent, a city in Belgium where subscription drives were held to help finance the expedition.

kids search engine
Gand Island Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.