This page presents the geographical name data for Ongul 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): Ongul Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11107
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 01' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
039° 32' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.0166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 39.5333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1971
Description (see definition): An island 1.5 mi long, which is the largest feature in the Flatvaer Islands lying just within the E side of the entrance of Lutzow-Holm Bay. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. They believed this island to be connected to East Ongul Island (q.v.) and applied the name "Ongul" (fishhook), which is suggestive of the outline of the two islands taken together. In 1957, the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) found East Ongul Island to be a separate entity, but the name Ongul Island is retained for this largest island in the group.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data