Three Little Pigs (islands)

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Three Little Pigs
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Three Little Pigs
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°14′S64°17′W / 65.233°S 64.283°W / -65.233; -64.283 Coordinates: 65°14′S64°17′W / 65.233°S 64.283°W / -65.233; -64.283
Archipelago Argentine Islands, Wilhelm Archipelago
Total islands3
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Three Little Pigs is a chain of three small islands 0.56 kilometres (0.3 nmi) northwest of Winter Island in the Argentine Islands, Wilhelm Archipelago. The chain was charted and named in 1935 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under John Riddoch Rymill.

Winter Island (Antarctica)

Winter Island is an island 900 m (980 yd) long, lying 200 m (220 yd) north of Skua Island in the Argentine Islands, Wilhelm Archipelago, off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica.

Argentine Islands group of islands in the Wilhelm Archipelago of Antarctica, 9 km SW of Petermann Island, 7 km NW of Cape Tuxen, Kiev Peninsula, Graham Land; discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition 1903–05; so named to thank Argentinas support to the expedition

The Argentine Islands are a group of islands in the Wilhelm Archipelago of Antarctica, situated 5 nautical miles (9 km) southwest of Petermann Island, and 4 nautical miles (7 km) northwest of Cape Tuxen on Kiev Peninsula in Graham Land. They were discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named by him for the Argentine Republic in appreciation of that government's support of to his expedition.

Wilhelm Archipelago

The Wilhelm Archipelago is an island archipelago off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in Antarctica.

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