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Monroe Island: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Monroe Island in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Monroe Island

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10166

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 36' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
046° 03' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.6

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -46.05

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Largest of the Larsen Islands, lying off the W end of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands. The Larsen Islands were discovered by Captain George Powell and Captain Nathaniel Palmer in December 1821, but were named on a chart by the Norwegian whaler Captain Petter Sorlle in 1912-13. They were recharted in 1933 by DI personnel on the Discovery II, who used the name Larsen Islands for the group and named the largest island Larsen Island. Because the names were found to be confusing, the island was renamed in 1954 by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for the sloop James Monroe, which was commanded by Captain Palmer at the time of discovery and anchored in this vicinity in December 1821.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Monroe Island in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Monroe Island should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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