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Hanover Island

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Hanover Island

Islands and Bodies of water around Hanover Island.

51°0′S 74°40′W / 51.000°S 74.667°W / -51.000; -74.667Coordinates: 51°0′S 74°40′W / 51.000°S 74.667°W / -51.000; -74.667

Adjacent bodies of water Pacific ocean
Area 812 km2 (313.5 sq mi)
Highest point 1158
Region Magallanes
Additional information
NGA UFI=-884011

Hanover Island (Spanish: Isla Hanover) is an island in the in Magallanes Region. It is separated from the Chatham Island by the Esteban Channel, Guías Narrows and Inocentes Channel.


In popular fiction the island is featured in Jules Verne's book 'Two Years' Vacation'. The book tells the story of 15 boys (aged between 8 and 14) from Auckland, New Zealand, who spent 2 years on this remote island as result of a storm, which cast their schooner upon the island's shore. There it is called "Chairman Island" after the name of the boys' boarding school.

On the continental side there is the Torres del Paine National Park.

See also

External links

  • Islands of Chile @ United Nations Environment Programme
  • World island information @
  • South America Island High Points above 1000 meters
  • United States Hydrographic Office, South America Pilot 1916)
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