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St. Brigid Island
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Area 222 ha (550 acres)
Length 2.7 km (1.68 mi)
Width 1.4 km (0.87 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

St. Brigid Island (Bulgarian: остров Св. Бригита) is the ice-covered island 2.7 km long in southwest–northeast direction and 1.4 km wide, largest in the Barcroft group of Biscoe Islands. Its surface area is 222 ha.

It is named after St. Brigid of Kildare (c. 451–525), the patron saint of scholars.


St. Brigid Island is located at 66°25′06″S 67°07′35″W / 66.41833°S 67.12639°W / -66.41833; -67.12639Coordinates: 66°25′06″S 67°07′35″W / 66.41833°S 67.12639°W / -66.41833; -67.12639, which is 1.28 km south of Watkins Island, 1.18 km west of Irving Island, 3.9 km north of Bedford Island and 3 km southeast of Belding Island, based on British mapping in 1976.


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