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Nelson Island
Location of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands
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Location in the South Shetland Islands##Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°18′S 59°03′W / 62.300°S 59.050°W / -62.300; -59.050
Length 22 km (13.7 mi)
Width 13 km (8.1 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Nelson Island (historical names Leipzig Island, O'Cain's Island and Strachans Island) is an island 22 kilometres (12 nmi) long and 13 kilometres (7 nmi) wide, lying southwest of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The name Nelson Island dates back to at least 1821 and is now established in international usage.

Eco-Nelson Station

The private research station Eco-Nelson is located on Nelson Island, which is one of the South Shetland Islands. The station was founded in 1988 by the Czech polar explorer Jaroslav Pavlíček. Eco-Nelson Station hosts international researchers and therefore it is not considered a Czech station.

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