Alexander I Island


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Alexander I Island

An island of British Antarctic Territory in the Bellingshausen Sea off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Originally thought to be part of the Antarctic landmass, it was proved to be an island by a US exploratory team in 1940.
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Alexander I Island

n
(Placename) an island of Antarctica, west of Palmer Land, in the Bellingshausen Sea. Length: about 378 km (235 miles)
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