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Meduza Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 11.9 ha (29 acres)
Length 670 m (2,200 ft)
Width 434 m (1,424 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Meduza Island (Bulgarian: остров Медуза, IPA: [ˈɔstrof mɛˈduzɐ]) is the partly ice-covered island extending 670 m in southwest–northeast direction and 434 m in north–south direction in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 11.9 ha.

The feature is so named because of its shape supposedly resembling a jellyfish ('meduza' in Bulgarian), and in association with other descriptive names of islands in the area.

Location

Meduza Island is located at 65°01′32″S 64°05′05″W / 65.02556°S 64.08472°W / -65.02556; -64.08472Coordinates: 65°01′32″S 64°05′05″W / 65.02556°S 64.08472°W / -65.02556; -64.08472, which is 3.18 km southwest of Kosatka Island, 509 m west-northwest of Greblo Island, 2.33 km northwest of Rollet Island, 1.26 km east-northeast of Yastreb Island and 1.4 km southeast of Tyulen Island. British mapping in 2001.

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