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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1125

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 11' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 04' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.1833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.0666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Rocky island lying 1 mi W of Stonington Island in Marguerite Bay, off the coast of Graham Land. The island was presumably known to the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, and the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, both based in the Stonington Island area. It was surveyed in 1947 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who named it for the USS Bear, flagship of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) which visited this area in 1940.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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