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- There is also a Young Island in the Grenadines. See Young Island (Grenadines) .
|Elevation:||1340 m (4,396 feet)|
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Young Island is the northernmost of the three main islands in the uninhabited Balleny Islands group located in the Southern Ocean. It lies eight kilometres northwest of Buckle Island, some 115 kilometres north-northeast of Belousov Point on the Antarctic mainland.
The island is roughly semi-oval in shape, with a long straight east coast and a curved west coast meeting at Cape Scoresby in the south and Cape Ellsworth in the north. The distance between these two capes is 11 kilometres, and at its widest the island is 3.5 kilometres across. The island is volcanic, with active fumaroles.
Several small islets lie in the channel separating Cape Scoresby and Buckle Island, the largest of which is Borradaile Island. Several rocky stacks lie off the island's northern tip. These are known as the Seal Rocks.
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