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St. Christopher Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Area 24 ha (59 acres)
Length 680 m (2,230 ft)
Width 580 m (1,900 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

St. Christopher Island (Bulgarian: остров Св. Христофор) is the mostly ice-covered island extending 680 m in southwest–northeast direction and 580 m in southeast–northwest direction lying in Papazov Passage, Biscoe Islands. Its surface area is 24 ha.

The feature is named after Saint Christopher (3rd century), the patron saint of travellers.

Location

St. Christopher Island is located at 66°14′58″S 67°07′16″W / 66.24944°S 67.12111°W / -66.24944; -67.12111Coordinates: 66°14′58″S 67°07′16″W / 66.24944°S 67.12111°W / -66.24944; -67.12111, which is 3 km southwest of Edholm Point on Krogh Island, 90 m west-northwest of Bona Mansio Island, 1 km northeast of the nearest point of DuBois Island and 1.86 km southeast of Talbott Point on the last island. British mapping in 1976.

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