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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11683

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
140° 01' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 140.0166667

Elevation (see definition): 45

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

Description (see definition): Rocky island, 0.5 mi long and 45 m in elevation, which lies NW of Rostand Island and is the largest feature in the cluster of islands at the SE end of Geologie Archipelago. Photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. Charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1949-51, and so named by them because numerous snow petrel nests were found there. In January 1952, following destruction of the Port Martin base by fire, the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Marret, 1952-53, enlarged the hut on Petrel Island to serve as the new base site.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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