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