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Lapteva Island
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Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°14′50″S 63°30′47″W / 64.24722°S 63.51306°W / -64.24722; -63.51306
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Lapteva Island (Bulgarian: остров Лаптева) is the island lying 1 km off the north coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. The feature extends 900 m in north-south direction and 880 m in east-west direction.

The island is named after Gergana Lapteva, geologist at St. Kliment Ohridski base in 2006/07 and subsequent seasons.


Lapteva Island is located at 64°14′50″S 63°30′47″W / 64.24722°S 63.51306°W / -64.24722; -63.51306, 10.54 km northeast of Quinton Point, 1.5 km west-southwest of Lajarte Islands, 8.93 km west of Cape Grönland and 3.38 km west by north of Oberbauer Point. British mapping in 1980.


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