Kril Island facts for kids
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Location of Kril Island
|Coordinates||64°58′23″S 63°52′58″W / 64.97306°S 63.88278°W|
|Area||24.92 ha (61.6 acres)|
|Length||1.2 km (0.75 mi)|
|Width||310 m (1,020 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Kril Island (Bulgarian: остров Крил) is the mostly ice-covered island 1.2 km long in southwest–northeast direction and 310 m wide in the Wauwermans Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 24.92 ha.
The feature is so named because of its shape supposedly resembling a specimen of krill ('kril' in Bulgarian), and in association with other descriptive names of islands in the area.
Kril Island is located at 64°58′23″S 63°52′58″W / 64.97306°S 63.88278°W, which is 4.15 km south-southeast of Host Island, 275 m northwest of Lobel Island, 6.62 km north-northwest of False Cape Renard on Graham Land, and 5.55 km northeast of Mishka Island in the Dannebrog Islands group. British mapping in 2001.
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