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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1124

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 33' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 02' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.55

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.0333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Small island lying midway between Nansen and Enterprise Islands in Wilhelmina Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. The name Bearing or Direction Island was used for this feature by whalers in the area because the island and a rock patch on Nansen Island were used as leading marks when entering Foyn Harbor from the southeast.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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