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South Orkney Islands

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointMount Nivea (1265 m/4150 ft)
CountriesAntarctica
Area603 sq km / 233 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent297 km / 185 mi North-South
590 km / 367 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long60° 37' S; 45° 35' W
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Map of South Orkney 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 Orkney Islands.
Antarctic PeninsulaLevel 3 (Parent)
         South Orkney IslandsLevel 4
         South Shetland IslandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         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 Orkney Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mount Nivea12654150 
2.Mount Noble11653822 
3.Brisbane Heights9603150 
4.Wave Peak9603150 
5.Mount Sladen8902920 
6.Melville Highlands5001640 
7.Mount Ramsay4751558 
8.Ross Peaks4501476 
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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