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Metis Island
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Area 8.4 ha (21 acres)
Length 820 m (2,690 ft)
Width 140 m (460 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Metis Island (Bulgarian: остров Метис, IPA: [ˈɔstrof ˈmɛtis]) is the 820 m long in east–west direction and 140 m wide rocky island separated from the west coast of Lavoisier Island in Biscoe Islands by a 540 m wide passage. Its surface area is 8.4 ha.

The feature is named after Metis, a deity of wisdom and deep thought in Greek mythology.


Metis Island is located at 66°08′53″S 66°47′37″W / 66.14806°S 66.79361°W / -66.14806; -66.79361Coordinates: 66°08′53″S 66°47′37″W / 66.14806°S 66.79361°W / -66.14806; -66.79361, which is 6.8 km south-southwest of Newburgh Point and 12.35 km northeast of Zagrade Point on Krogh Island.


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