Balleny Islands


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Balleny Islands

 

an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean, 300 km from the Oates Coast (Eastern Antarctica). The archipelago is composed of three large islands (Young, Buckle, and Sturge) and several small islands, stretching 160 km from southeast to northwest. They reach a height of 1,524 m. The islands are covered with glaciers and are uninhabited. They were discovered in 1839 by the English expedition of J. Balleny.

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Balleny discovered the Balleny Islands on the 9 February 1839 and landed on the 12th, the first landing made south of Antarctic Circle.
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The first uninhabited place will be the Balleny Islands in Antarctica, where the sun will only dip below the horizon for one hour.