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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11742

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 37' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 45' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.6166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.75

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Small group of islands 15 mi SE of Annenkov Island and 9 mi WSW of Leon Head, South Georgia. Discovered in 1819 by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen, who charted the largest feature of the group as Pickersgill Island, erroneously thinking it to be the island sighted in 1775 by Captain James Cook and named for Lieutenant Richard Pickersgill of the expedition ship Resolution. The name Pickersgill Islands has been established by usage for this group of islands; the island originally named by Cook has been known as Annenkov Island since 1819.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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