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South Shetland Islands

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointMount Irving (2300 m/7546 ft)
CountriesAntarctica
Area3,568 sq km / 1,378 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent259 km / 161 mi North-South
455 km / 283 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long62° 5' S; 58° 19' W
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Map of South Shetland Islands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the South Shetland Islands.
Antarctic PeninsulaLevel 3 (Parent)
         South Orkney IslandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         South Shetland IslandsLevel 4
         Antarctic Peninsula Tip IslandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Palmer ArchipelagoLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Adelaide-Biscoe IslandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Graham LandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Alexander IslandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Palmer LandLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the South Shetland Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mount Irving23007546 
2.Mount Foster21056906 
3.Mount Friesland17005577 
4.Lyaskovets Peak14504757 
5.Helmet Peak10403412 
6.Mount Pendragon9733192 
7.Mount Jubilee7342408 
8.Rose Peak6552149 
9.Rea Peak5901936 
10.Mount Pond5811906 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



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