Location in the South Shetland Islands
Location in Antarctica
|Archipelago||South Shetland Islands|
|Area||120.4 km2 (46.5 sq mi)|
|Length||16 km (9.9 mi)|
|Width||8 km (5 mi)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Snow Island or Isla Nevada is a completely ice-covered island, 16 by 8 kilometres (9.9 by 5.0 mi) in size, lying 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. Surface area 120.4 square kilometres (46.5 sq mi). This island was known to both American and British sealers as early as 1820, and the name has been well established in international usage for over 100 years. Snow Island is also home to the northernmost breeding colony of Emperor penguins.