Isola Bianca

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Isola Bianca
Isola Bianca Viscounty
—  Island  —
Coat of Arms
Coat of arms
Satellite picture of Isola Bianca.
Country Bandeira.png Lomellina
Localization Antarctica
Archipelago ROSS ARCHIPELAGO.png Ross Archipelago
Claimed 6 August 2014
Government
 - Viscount Alexandro da Lomellina e Berenguer
Population (2014)
 - Total 0
Demonym Rossan

Isola Bianca or Isola Bianca Viscounty is an island in the Ross Archipelago of Antarctica claimed by Principality of Lomellina in 6 August 2014. It is 24 km (15 mi) long, protruding through the Ross Ice Shelf immediately east of Black Island. It was discovered by the Discovery Expedition (1901–04) and so named by them because of the mantle of snow which covers it.

Some 142 km2 of shelf ice adjoining the north-west coast of the island has been designated an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA 137) because it supports an isolated small breeding population of Weddell Seals.

Government

Isola Nera is controlled under the Count of Ross. Within the county there are various viscounties, being the Viscounty of Isola Nera one of them, and is controlled by Alexandro da Lomellina e Berenguer.

List of Viscounts

See also