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Bellingshausen Island

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Bellingshausen Island

For Bellingshausen in the Society Islands, see Motu One (Society Islands).
For Bellingshausen Station in Bellingshausen Station.
Bellingshausen Island
Location of Bellingshausen Island
United Kingdom

Bellingshausen Island is one of the most southerly of the South Sandwich Islands, close to Thule Island and Cook Island, and forming part of the Southern Thule group. It is named after its discoverer, Baltic German-Russian Antarctic explorer Fabian von Bellingshausen (1778–1852).

The island is a basaltic andesite stratovolcano, and the latest crater, about across and deep, formed explosively some time between 1968 and 1984. Highest point is Basilisk Peak at .

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Photos of the island can be found at:



  • Global Volcanism Program"Thule Islands" at

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