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Kopaitic Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Duroch Islands
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Kopaitic Island is an island lying 0.6 kilometres (0.3 nmi) west of Cape Legoupil in the Duroch Islands, Antarctica. It was named by the Chilean Antarctic Expedition of 1947 for Lieutenant Boris Kopaitic O'Neill, the leader of the Chilean party at Greenwich Island in 1947.

González Anchorage is an anchorage on the west side of Kopaitic Island, first charted by the Chilean Antarctic Expedition of 1948, which named it after Capitan Ernesto González Navarrete, the commander of the expedition. There are several rocks in the anchorage, of which Saavedra Rock, named for Lieutenant Colonel Eduardo Saavedra, is the largest. Romero Rock, named for Chilean Army astronomer Guillermo Romero Gonzalez, lies 0.1 nmi (0.19 km) west of Saavedra Rock. It was originally called "Islote Astronomo Romero". Around 1951 the name was shortened to "Islote Romero", and the present name, Romero Rock, has been in use since 1962.

Gutiérrez Reef is a reef with 2 fathoms (4 m) of water over it, located 0.2 nautical miles (0.4 km) north-northeast of the north end of Kopaitic Island. It was named by the second Chilean Antarctic Expedition in 1948 after a boatswain by the name Gutiérrez. Gándara Island is immediately southwest of Kopaitic Island.

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