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Lapa Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 40.4 ha (100 acres)
Length 1.12 km (0.696 mi)
Width 537 m (1,762 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Lapa Island (Bulgarian: остров Лапа, IPA: [ˈɔstrof ˈɫapɐ]) is the mostly ice-covered island 800 m long in west–east direction and 490 m wide in the Vedel Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 21.73 ha.

The feature is so named because of its shape supposedly resembling an animal paw ('lapa' in Bulgarian), and in association with other descriptive names of islands in the area.

Location

Lapa Island is located at 65°07′02″S 64°13′02″W / 65.11722°S 64.21722°W / -65.11722; -64.21722Coordinates: 65°07′02″S 64°13′02″W / 65.11722°S 64.21722°W / -65.11722; -64.21722, which is 3.9 km northwest of Hovgaard Island, 37 m north of Kostenurka Island, 805 m east-northeast of Rak Island, and 4.97 km southwest of Lamya Island in the Dannebrog Islands group. British mapping in 2001.

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