Pate Island (Wilhelm Archipelago) facts for kids
|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|
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 Coordinates: , 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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