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St. Isidore Island
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Area 60.3 ha (149 acres)
Length 1.65 km (1.025 mi)
Width 890 m (2,920 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

St. Isidore Island (Bulgarian: остров Св. Исидор) is the ice-covered island 1.65 km long in southwest–northeast direction and 890 m wide in the Barcroft group of Biscoe Islands. Its surface area is 60.3 ha.

The feature is named after St. Isidore of Seville (c. 560–636), the patron saint of internet and computer users, programmers and technicians.


St. Isidore Island is located at 66°26′18″S 67°05′41″W / 66.43833°S 67.09472°W / -66.43833; -67.09472Coordinates: 66°26′18″S 67°05′41″W / 66.43833°S 67.09472°W / -66.43833; -67.09472, which is 2.4 km northeast of Bedford Island, 330 m east-northeast of Chakarov Island, 1.5 km southeast of St. Brigid Island and 1.9 km south of Irving Island. British mapping in 1976.


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