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Metis Island
Metis Island is located in Antarctica
Metis Island
Metis Island
Location in Antarctica
Metis Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Metis Island
Metis Island
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Location of Metis Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°08′53″S 66°47′37″W / 66.14806°S 66.79361°W / -66.14806; -66.79361
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) 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; -66.79361, 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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