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Orléans Strait: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Orléans Strait 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): Orléans Strait

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11151

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 20' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.3333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): A strait running NE-SW and separating Trinity Island and Tower Island from Davis Coast, Antarctic Peninsula. Possibly first seen by Nathaniel B. Palmer, captain of the Hero, on Nov. 18, 1820. Named and outlined in part by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1837-40, under Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville. Charted in greater detail by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04, under Nordenskjold. Presumably named for the royal house of Orleans; Louis Philippe (formerly Duc d'Orleans) was King of France at the time of d'Urville's voyage.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Orléans Strait 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 Orléans Strait should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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