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Location of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands
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Swan Point (Spanish: Punta Swan, Punta del Caballo) is the point on the southwest side of the entrance to Queen Charlotte Bay, forming the northeast extremity of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands.

The point is located at 51°45′52″S 60°51′55″W / 51.76444°S 60.86528°W / -51.76444; -60.86528Coordinates: 51°45′52″S 60°51′55″W / 51.76444°S 60.86528°W / -51.76444; -60.86528, which is 26.7 kilometres (16.6 mi) north-northeast of Race Point, 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) east of Loop Head and 17 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Dunnose Head, West Falkland.

Swan Island was an early name of Weddell Island.

Maps

  • The Falkland Islands. Scale 1:401280 map. London: Edward Stanford, 1901
  • Falkland Islands Explorer Map. Scale 1:365000. Ocean Explorer Maps, 2007
  • Falklands Topographic Map Series. Scale 1:50000, 29 sheets. DOS 453, 1961-1979

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