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Pate Island
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 12.67 ha (31.3 acres)
Length 667 m (2,188 ft)
Width 390 m (1,280 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Pate Island (Bulgarian: остров Пате) is the mostly ice-free rocky island 667 m long in west–east direction and 390 m wide in the Vedel Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 12.67 ha.

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


Pate Island is located at 65°07′56″S 64°14′05″W / 65.13222°S 64.23472°W / -65.13222; -64.23472Coordinates: 65°07′56″S 64°14′05″W / 65.13222°S 64.23472°W / -65.13222; -64.23472, which is 4.9 km northwest of Petermann Island, 160 m northeast of Kormoran Island, 1 km southeast of Bager Island and 105 m southwest of Friedburginsel. British mapping in 2001.


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